Auction 121, Lot 621

"Basilea Basel", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Switzerland, Basel

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.6 inches
35.6 x 26.9 cm

A very detailed bird's-eye view of the fortified city of Basel, on both sides of the Rhine, filled with details down to individual streets and buildings, bridges, towers and churches. Two legends locate 42 buildings; one for each bank of the Rhine. A striking city crest decorates upper corner, and a simple compass orients right to the lower left.


Condition: A

A couple minor printer's creases in the lower right, still very good.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/26/2007