Auction 107, Lot 575

"[View of the Imperial Fireworks in Nuremberg in the year 1650]", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Germany

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.


Condition: A

Dark impression on hand-laid paper with good margins.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/9/2004