Auction 157, Lot 488

"Edynburgum", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Edinburgh, Scotland

Period: 1642 (circa)

Publication: Topographiae...

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.7 x 7.8 inches
34.8 x 19.8 cm

This striking view depicts the city of Edinburgh with marvelous detail of the various architectural styles in the city as well as the landscape around it. Edinburgh Castle is prominently shown atop Castle Rock at left. In the background, ships can be seen in the Firth of Forth. Men race by on horseback in the foreground. A coat-of-arms appears above the city at top left.

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Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with a small rust spot adjacent to Castle Rock and an archivally repaired tear that just enters into the image at bottom. There are small chips, short edge tears, and toning, all confined to the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/4/2016

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