Auction 130, Lot 475

"Antwerpen - Brussel", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1654 (circa)

Publication: Topographia Germaniae Inferioris

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 11 inches
53.3 x 27.9 cm

The city of Antwerp, as seen from the river Schelde, is at the top of the sheet. A key to eight government buildings and churches is at upper right. The panoramic view of Brussels at bottom depicts the prosperous city within its second walls. Eleven important buildings including St. Goelen Kirch (Saint Gudula and Saint Michael Cathedral) dominate the skyline. The peaceful scene in the foreground is contrasted with a depiction of the gallows. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/2/2009

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