1646 – M. Merian – Parys


Title:                     “PARYS

Highly detailed Matthaus Merian’s copper engraved uncompleted panoramic view of Paris, France. Paris is shown from Parc des Buttes-Chaumont looking towards the south west. The foreground includes a back-view self-portrait of the artist seated on a boulder sketching. A numbered 1-49 key along the lower side identifying major buildings and important places within Paris.

Comes from rare edition Merian’s atlas “Neue Archontologia cosmica, das ist Beschreibung aller Kayserthumben, Königreichen & Republicken der gantzen Welt, die keinen Höhern erkennen … zusammen gelesen … durch Johann Ludwig Gottfried … verlegt von Matthæo Merian. Frankfurt am Main. Wolffgang Hoffmans. M. DC. XXXXVI. “ published in Frankfurt, 1646.

Cartographer:   Matthaus Merian (1593 – 1650)
Sheet size:           29,5 x 63,8 cm
Year:                      1646
Technique:          copper engraving

Poor condition, about 9 cm missing of the right side of the view, margin added. Folding lines restored on verso. Few brownish areas present. Left margin extended. Pressed on two sheets, joined together.

This is an original antique map published in 1646 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


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