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