(From left to right) Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, PhDr. Ilja Šmíd, Director of Map Collection & Head of Geographical Library – Charles University of Prague, PhDr. Et. Mgr. Eva Novotná, Principal Curator – MUŻA (Heritage Malta), Bernadine Scicluna, and President – Malta Map Society, Joseph Schirò at the Ceremony of the Award of IMWR Certificates at the Nostic Palace, Prague, 5th April 2018.
The G. F. Camocio Maps of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 are printed from the same copper plate, collectively making up a four-map series. Each map or state represents an updated account of military action recording siege developments. Together these maps collate a sequence of those significant events that marked the final stages of the Great Siege of Malta. The map series is a precious primary source that acts as the visual equivalent to written accounts of this highly important military event which determined the course of history of the Mediterranean and Europe in the 16th century.