"Der weit Berumpte Marckt und Bergwerck Eisenartz im Hertzogtum Stener", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Eastern Germany
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Black & White
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.
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.