Mondion: The Achievement of a French Military Engineer Working in Malta in the Early Eighteenth Century
A superb book about another military engineer who left his mark in Malta. Charles Francois de Mondion (1681-1733) arrived in Malta in 1715. His great opportunity came when Grand Master de Vilhena decided to unleash an ambitious building programme that soon transformed the Island into a typical 18th century state.
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