Auction 120, Lot 458

"[Lot of 12 - European City Views ]", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Europe

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.5 x 17 inches
29.2 x 43.2 cm

This is a lot of town views and plans still partially bound to each other, evidently from a composite atlas. Most of the plates have are in poor condition with holes or missing pieces. But there are a few plate that are salvageable, even with stains and fold splits; those plates are listed as follows, sizes vary:
1) Nieuhaus [on sheet with ] Oggenberg.
2) Prosp. Des Enbelsperger hoffs [on sheet with] Dorff Langenshlagg
3) Shmierenberg [on sheet with] Schalenberg.
4) Rapperswyl. A hole on the right part of the view.
5) Volna.
6) Mahte Contrafactur des Wunderlichen…
7) Landshafft umb das Wildebade Pfaffers.
8) Nunkirsch.
9) Rapfenberg [on sheet with] Schloss Rodnegg. 10 Lugano [on sheet with] Bellinzona.
11) Lignitz [ on sheet with] Nyk.
12) Laun.


Condition: D

See description.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $275

Closed on 7/18/2007