Auction 145, Lot 552

"Der weit Berumpte Marckt und Bergwerck Eisenartz im Hertzogtum Stener", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Eastern Germany

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
27.6 x 8.7 inches
70.1 x 22.1 cm

This bird's-eye view depicts a town and the surrounding mountains in the Sachsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district in Saxony. Sixteen locations are identified with a numbered key on a banner at top right. The view is adorned with a coat of arms at top and a three-dimensional compass at bottom, orienting north to the bottom. Printed on two sheets, joined as issued.

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Condition: B

Issued folding with several archivally repaired centerfold separations. There is tiny tear at left that just enters border and a tear that extends 2" into image at bottom that have both been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/12/2013

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