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Auction 189, Lot 495


"Geneve. Genff", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Geneva, Switzerland

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.1 x 7.6 inches
28.2 x 19.3 cm
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This elegantly engraved plan focuses on the city of Geneva in Switzerland. There is great detail of the fortifications, and several cathedrals are depicted. The Rhone River is shown flowing out of Lake Geneva. Geneva's coat of arms, featuring the Imperial Eagle and the Key of St. Peter, appears at bottom left.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MERI-23a #170.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with marginal foxing and a short repaired centerfold split in the lower blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/14/2022