"Abbildung der 4. Waldtstatten See", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Period: 1655 (circa)
Color: Black & White
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.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.