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

Place/Date: Frankfurt / ca. 1640
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Title: Venetia
Dimensions
30 x 70.7 cm (12 x 27.8 inches)
Identifier
NL-00196
Coloring
Uncolored
Condition Rating
VG

Description

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.

Published in Merian’s De rebus publicis hanseaticis.

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Condition Description

Some minor spots, but overall very good.

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