1640 Merian - Venetia
SOLD: Incredible 1641 Merian bird's-eye-view of Venice
Matthäeus Merian, De rebus publicis hanseaticis
Frankfurt, c. 1641
30 x 70.7 cm (12 x 27.8 inches)
Gorgeous bird's-eye-view of Venice on two joined sheets printed on separate plates. Exceptionally fine detail throughout, including the smaller islands Murano, Torcello and Burano in background.
A wonderful heraldic cartouche on the right side depicts the the lions of Venice.
Some minor spots, but overall very good.