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MERIAN, Matthaus.

Reims en Champagne.

Published: Frankfurt. c1649

Stock code: 66107

Price: £245

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This a lovely, well engraved and detailed ‘bird’s eye’ town plan of the French city of Reims 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 360 mm. Copperplate engraving. Good condition. Minor discolouration to the centrefold.

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