1663 – M. Merian – Parys


Title:                     “PARYS Wie Solche 1620 anzusehen gewessen

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 1-56 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, 1663.

Cartographer:   Matthaus Merian (1593 – 1650)
Sheet size:           31,0 x 72,0 cm
Year:                     1663
Technique:          copper engraving

Very good condition. Watermarked paper. Pressed on two sheets, joined together.

This is an original antique map published in 1663 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


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