Auction 136, Lot 571

"Basilea - Basel", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Basel, Switzerland

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm

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

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Condition: A

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

Estimate: $250 - $235

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011

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