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Auction 135, Lot 8

"Irenico Polemo graphiae Continuatio sive: Theatri Europaei Continuatio Tomus IX…", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1725 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 13 inches
19.6 x 33 cm

Matthaus Merian's 21 volume history of Europe was published over an incredible 103-year span from 1635 to 1738. The title pages and frontispieces were evocative, allegorical illustrations of the themes of the particular volume. Volume nine covered the period between 1660 and 1666, a period marked by military successes against the Ottoman Empire in the Great Turkish War. The title is flanked by Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany and the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/16/2011