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GOTTFRIED, Johann Ludwig.Engraved by MERIAN, Matthew.

HAFNIA METROPOLIS ET PORTUS CELEBERRIMUS DANIAE. COPPENHAGEN

Switzerland

Published: Archontologia Cosmica. 1649.

Stock code: 58790

Price: £320

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Magnificent and detailed map of entire Switzerland with Liechtenstein after Hans Conrad Geiger. With three cartouchs and 33 city coat of arms in the upper right corner. It was originally published by Merian in his Topographia, and later incorporated into Gottfried’s Archontoligica. Born in Basel, Switzerland, Merian spent most of his life in Frankfurt.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; light browning and stains to margins; browning to the centrefold. Size: 34 x 20 cm.

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