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MERIAN, Matthaus.


Published: Frankfurt. c1649

Stock code: 66108

Price: £145

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This a lovely, well engraved and delicate view of the French town of Nancy, showing the towns excellent fortifications, by the accomplished Swiss engraver and publisher, Matthaus Merian. He became extremely well known for his engravings of plans and of town views in the seventeenth century. This particular engraving comes from Gottfried’s ‘Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica’. (ref: Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers ‘K-P’ page 240).

Size: 325 x 375 mm. Copperplate engraving. Good condition. Slight discolouration to the centrefold. A small rust spot.

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