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Auction 185, Lot 448

Superb Panoramic View of London

"London", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: London, England

Period: 1629 (circa)


Color: Black & White

27.7 x 8.3 inches
70.4 x 21.1 cm
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This is fine panorama of London, printed on two joined sheets, is largely based on Visscher's similar view. It presents a pre-fire prospect and covers from White Hall to St. Catherines Dock, with a 43-point key. At center is the London Bridge and prominent on the skyline is St. Paul's Cathedral. In the foreground are the locations of The Globe, Bear Garden, and the Swan Theatre. Two coats of arms complete the composition.

References: Howgego, p. 9.

Condition: B+

Excellent impression on bright sheets, issued folding with a printer's crease at top left, professionally repaired fold separations at right, and a small spot of soiling along the horizon at left.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,500

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 11/17/2021