[Malta] Dom Martin De Redin Grand Prieur de Navarre et Viceroy de Sicille, et Grand Maistre de Malte.
Engraving. 185 x 230mm. Slight staining in upper part of image. Minor creasing to left side of paper.
Martino de Redin y Cruz, Grandmaster of The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (1657 - 1660). During his office the island benefited greatly. He formed a regular Maltese corps of 4,000 musketeers, built a number of forts, and garrisoned them with Maltese gunners paid by him. Because of his personal connections with Sicily, as its former viceroy, he managed to obtain food for Malta from that country and improve the miserable conditions for the islanders.
Collection of the Royal House of Savoy and Italy.
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