Lot 669. View Of The City Of London - Matthew Merian.

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Lot 669 | View Of The City Of London - Matthew Merian.
View Of The City Of London - Matthew Merian.

Townscape of London - Matthäus Merian (the copperplate engraving for the book

Theatrum Europaeum from 1698, glued centrefold, 2 vertical bends, edges a

little stained).

Copper engraving. Board 31 x 37.5 cm sheet 33.5 x 40 cm, passe-partout 48.3 x 54.6 cm.

Decorative view of the city of London with the river Thames, on the arrival of the Prince of

Orange "Wilhelmi Henrici Prince of ORANGE, the future, the busy king in

England etc in London.", with a rich retinue, from Merian's "Theatrum

Europaeum", in 1698.

Glued-on Bugfalte, 2 vertical creases, edges a little soiled.

Matthäus Merian d. Ä. (1593 - 1650) was a Swiss-German

Publisher and engraver. His main work is Germaniae, the Topographia.

Cf. Merian, Matthäus: Theatrum Europaeum, 1629 - 1650.

FIG.B 353

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