1640 Merian - Venetia

SOLD: Incredible 1641 Merian bird's-eye-view of Venice

Title:

Venetia

Map maker:

Matthäeus Merian, De rebus publicis hanseaticis

Place and Year:

Frankfurt, c. 1641

Dimensions:

30 x 70.7 cm (12 x 27.8 inches)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

Some minor spots, but overall very good.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00196

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