Auction 165, Lot 492

"Saumur / Salmuria", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Saumur, France

Period: 1657 (circa)

Publication: Topographiae Galliae

Color: Hand Color

24 x 4.7 inches
61 x 11.9 cm

This panoramic view shows the city of Saumur in the department of Maine-et-Loire in in western France. The city is shown from across the Loire River, with the 10th century castle looming above the city. Printed on two sheets, joined.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MERI-22a.

Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with remnants of hinge tape on verso. The bottom margin has been trimmed, but is still sufficient for framing.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/15/2017