Auction 133, Lot 532

"Roma", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

27.8 x 11.8 inches
70.6 x 30 cm

Merian's panoramic view of Rome is a reduction of Antonio Tempesta's monumental map of 1593. Oriented with north to the left, it shows the city at the height of the Italian Renaissance. The projection provides a particularly graphic view of many of the important buildings, churches and monuments, including many that have subsequently been demolished. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.


Condition: A

Professionally remargined at sides using the leaf casting method with the fold at right expertly repaired.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 9/1/2010