1635 Merian - Olisippo Lisabona
SOLD: Splendid 1635 Merian bird's-eye-view of Lisbon
Matthäus Merian, Topographia
35.5 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in)
Splendid bird's-eye-view of Lisbon, viewed from the Tagus River, with two coats of arms flanking the title.
The view depicts Lisbon as it was before the devastating 1755 earthquake that ruined much of the old city. Finley-engraved city detail, including individual buildings; 34 points of interest are keyed to a table below.
Paper is age toned with some foxing; reinforced centerfold.