The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A fortress city, the capital of Malta, on a promontory on the NE. coast of the island, between two bays; the streets are steep, and the harbour is strongly fortified; it contains several fine buildings, a cathedral, the palace of the Grand-Masters of the Knights Templar, and the hospital of St. John; there is also a university and a large public library.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Valetta'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/v/valetta.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.