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Auction 138, Lot 636

"Saltzburg", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Salzburg, Austria

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 cm

This striking bird's-eye plan of Salzburg is centered on the Salzach River, with north oriented at the bottom. The city's famous fortress on a hill overlooking the city is at top ("M"), with the Salzburg Cathedral ("T") just below. At bottom are two keys identifying 27 important sites. The map is adorned with a coat of arms and a simple scroll cartouche.

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Condition: A

A few minute cracks along centerfold have been closed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2011

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