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Auction 167, Lot 301

"Speyer", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Speyer, Germany

Period: 1638 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 7.1 inches
35.1 x 18 cm
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This lovely panoramic view depicts the city of Speyer with the Rhine River in the foreground. Sixteen buildings are identified in a numbered key below the map, including the large Dom Kirche with its four towers that loom over the city. This view first appeared in Johann Ludwig Gottfried's Neuwe Archontologica Cosmica that was published by Matthaus Merian in 1638, and then reappeared in volume 13 of Merian's Theatrum Europaeum in 1698.


Condition: A

A dark impression with a printer's crease at left, a small paper flaw along the neatline at top right, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/28/2018