Auction 136, Lot 612

"Roma", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

27.8 x 12 inches
70.6 x 30.5 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

Short fold separations in blank margins have been expertly repaired.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 6/1/2011