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£15 1686 Knights Hospitaller Malta Mallet Ref: 2679gu
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ARBRE DE CONSANGUINITÉ POUR FAIRE LES Preuves de noblesse de Chevalier de Malte.

Copper engraving produced by Alain Manneson Mallet for his Description de L'Univers... first published Paris, Denys Thierry, 1683 with re-issues until the early 1700's. 
Illustrating the generations of nobility required to be a legitimate member of the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, an ancient Catholic military order commonly known as the Knights Hospitaller, founded in the Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 12th century with headquarters in Malta from 1530 to 1798.

From a German issue [c.1686]. 
Horizontal printers crease to upper half otherwise very good.

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