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MERIAN, Matthäus.



Published: Frankfurt: 1649

Stock code: 71173

Price: £450

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A wonderful engraving of the city of Edinburgh, as it was when Merian first published it during the seventeenth century. The castle is seen seen to the left, with the city spread out below it. Ships are seen beyond the port of Leith on the Firth of Forth. Two men on horseback gallop towards the city in the foreground, and a coat of arms is found in the top left corner. Merian was a Swiss born engraver and publisher, who lived and worked in Frankfurt. Published in the “Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica”.

Size: 305 395 mm. Copperplate engraving. Very good condition, folds as issued.

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