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Ancient and Illustrious Order Knights of Malta Chart
1901
Carl D. Willson; Sir. Wm. E. Willson
USA
lithograph on paper
overall: 24 x 19 1/8 in.; 60.96 x 48.5775 cm
Gift of the Estate of Gerard Dallas Jencks
91.047.10

Knights of Malta chart; central design of arch with columns; on arch are multiple symbols, including rope, dove, cross, crown; reads along top "PRO FIDE ET PRO UTILITATE HOMINUM"; left column reads "RED CROSS / SEPULCHRE / 1484 / RHODES / 1312 / IF GOD BE / WITH US / WHO CAN BE / AGAINST US / IN HOC SIGNO VINCES / JERUSALEM / 1048"; right column reads "1560 / PROTESTANT / REFORMATION / 1530 / MALTA / BE THOU / FAITHFUL / UNTO / DEATH / DIET LE VEUT / 1290 / CYPRUS"; top left has seal, reads "SCOTLAND / 1163"; top right has seal with eagle and shield, reads "AMERICA / 1889"; inside arch are many Bible scenes; near bottom is oval, reads "Sir Chas. C. Pardum P.C. / FRATERNITY COM'D'Y. / No. 371 / DEC. 9, 1896. / PAWTUCKET, R.I. / FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT"; two small banners at bottom, reads "COPYRIGHT 1901 BY / SIR Wm. E. WILLSON. P.C. 197."; and "CARL D. WILLSON / ARTIST."