Sepac 2021 – “Historical maps” Stamps issued in 2021.
17.02.2021 Jersey – 1 stamp (0.70 GBP) out of a set of 6 stamps
25.03.2021 Åland – 1 stamp (4.- €)
26.04.2021 Faroe Is. – 1 souvenir-sheet (27.- DKK)
28.05.2021 Malta – 1 stamp (0.50 €) out of a set of 4 stamps
07.06.2021 Liechtenstein – 1 stamp (1.50 CHF)
08.06.2021 Greenland – 1 stamp (19.- DKK)
19.07.2021 Monaco – 1 stamp (1.50 €)
01.09.2021 Guernsey- 1 stamp out of a set of 4
The theme chosen by the Small European Postal Administration Cooperation (SEPAC) for this year’s stamp issue is “Historical Maps”.
The set of four stamps to be issued by MaltaPost shows historical maps of the Maltese Islands produced by different European cartographers.
The 0.20 stamp features a map by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi an Italian printer and cartographer, published in Rome in 1686. The title of this map appears within a scroll at the top centre and it reads ISOLA DI MALTA GOZZO COMINO E COMINOTTO. The map of Malta is in the upper half of the sheet, while a large plan of the harbour area, within a very elaborate and theatrical setting, is in the lower half of the sheet.
The 0.50 stamp features a map drawn by a Dutch cartographer Johannes Jansonnius. This was first published in Amsterdam in c.1650’and bears the title INSVLAE MELITAE Vulgo MALTE Nova et accurata Descriptio’ within a highly decorative cartouche. It also shows the arms of the Order of Saint John and an inset plan of Valletta.