Palazzo di Città, Cagliari. From August 6th, 2022 to December 4th, 2022 26th February, 2023

“Corto Maltese, Verso nuove rotte”: after the success in Genoa, the exhibition arrives in Sardinia, as the journey begins again.

From the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa to the Palazzo di Città in Cagliari, passing through the Mediterranean, Africa and the South Seas: Corto Maltese and Hugo Pratt guide us through watercolors, original drawings and projections to speak to us of adventure and the sea, of history and of encounters.

From August 6th to December 4th, 2022 February 26th, 2023, the Palazzo di Città in Cagliari will host the exhibition of Corto Maltese “Verso nuove rotte”. More than 200 original works, including drawings, watercolors, rare comic boards and an original multi-vision, will retrace the travels of Corto and Hugo Pratt. The framework of Cagliari and the island, surrounded by a sea that is characteristic by its deeply colors, scents and customs, is the perfect port to set the imaginary route of seafaring adventures toward the South Seas, Africa, up to the North American border, through Prattian imagination, made up of rebels and revolutionaries, adventurous women, African deserts and American prairies, rich with the literary references that were embedded in his formation such as Kenneth Roberts, Fenimore Cooper and James Olivier Curwood.

“It will be interesting, therefore, while exploring this exhibition in Cagliari, to try to imagine a meeting between Corto Maltese and the celestial navigator Daedalus who disembarked in Ichnusa and began to build the first nuraghe, or to see him conversing with a sailor about the navigation techniques of the great Shardane sailing ships.” Patrizia Zanotti


The exhibition supported by the Department of Culture of the City of Cagliari and the Civici Museum, organized by CMS Cultura, with the support of the Fondazione di Sardegna and the collaboration of the Italian Navy, is organized by Patrizia Zanotti, director of CONG and responsible for the editorial work of Pratt.

So let’s get ready to set sail on this journey through more than 200 original watercolors, illustrations, literary references and stories about idealists, revolutionaries, adventurous women and extraordinary men, from Lieutenant Koensky to Anna Livingstone, from Ticonderoga to Corto Maltese. To resume Wheeling, the path this time will be that of newfound friendships.

Palazzo di Città, Cagliari 

The Palazzo di Città, the first municipal seat of the city of Cagliari from the Middle Ages to the end of the nineteenth century, is located in the heart of the Castello, a historical district located in the upper/northern part of the city.

Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Reservations at: +39.070.6776482

Hugo Pratt Genoa

Sgt. Kirk N°63 – the catalog of “Corto Maltese, Verso nuove rotte”

Genoa and Pratt? It is impossible not to add to this binomial the magazine “Sgt Kirk”, because it is from here that Corto, after landing in 1967, left for the South Seas, never to stop in the following 28 years of travelling with his author.

In this catalog we wanted to give points of reference on the world of Hugo Pratt without pretending to be exhaustive because from Pratt, in fact, we always discover new watercolors, drawings, inks that he offered to friends and collaborators but also stories never published in Europe, but only in the mythical Argentine magazines and for this catalog we had the opportunity to propose an unpublished story of Sgt. Kirk, “Wahtee’s justice” published in the Argentine magazine Super Misterix in May 1956.


Publisher : Cong SA
Pages: 104 en couleur
Format: 22.5×29, broché
Price : 17,50 euro
ISBN 978-2-940552-38-2