"[View of the Imperial Fireworks in Nuremberg in the year 1650]", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1650 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Europaeum
Color: Black & White
14.6 x 9.6 inches
37.1 x 24.4 cm
A remarkable birds-eye view of a huge and magnificent fireworks display with Nuremberg in the background. Legend at bottom gives names to eight buildings in view. A very early depiction of an organized firework display.
Dark impression on hand-laid paper with good margins.