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Auction 184, Lot 523

"Wratislavia. Bresslaw", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Wroclaw, Poland

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

16.4 x 7.9 inches
41.7 x 20.1 cm
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This beautifully engraved view of Wroclaw showcases the city's architecture and its fortifications along the Oder River. It centers on the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene. The title appears in a banner above the city, with the coat of arms at center. This view likely appeared in Merian's Topographia Bohemiae, Moraviae et Silesiae, first published in 1650.


Condition: A

A dark impression issued folding, now flattened, on watermarked paper. Narrow side margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/15/2021