Auction 145, Lot 564

"Abbildung der 4. Waldtstatten See", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Period: 1655 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.1 x 10.6 inches
51.1 x 26.9 cm

A lovely bird's-eye view of Lake Lucerne showing the surrounding villages, rivers, mountains, and forests. Numerous small sailboats fill the lake. A large compass rose near the center of the lake orients north to the bottom right. Numbered and lettered keys fill three scrolls, identifying over 200 locations. Printed on two sheets, joined as issued.

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Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/12/2013

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