1635 Merian - Olisippo Lisabona

SOLD: Splendid 1635 Merian bird's-eye-view of Lisbon

Title:

Olisippo Lisabona

Map maker:

Matthäus Merian, Topographia

Place and Year:

Frankfurt, 1635

Dimensions:

35.5 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

Paper is age toned with some foxing; reinforced centerfold.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00052

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