Edinburgh - Merian

Edinburgh - Merian

Product no.: 3941

Merian, Matthaeus:  Edynburgum.

Frankfurt c1650

copper engraved view. overall 30 x 35 cm; plate 20 x 35 cm. fold as issued; split to top and lower c’fold, repaired with archival paper tape; small left and right margins, right slightly cropped to platemark; top edge slightly cropped; 1 smudge top margin;  o/w vg cond.

A beautiful panoramic view of Edinburgh,  engraved and published by Matthaeus Merian, from 'Theatrum Europaeum...', Frankfurt, c1650. Looking South, towards the Forth with the Castle to the left.

Merian the Elder (1593 - 1650)was a Swiss-born engraver and publisher who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career. He produced a 21-volume set of town plans and views as well as maps of most countries, including a world map. 

[ref: 3941] £400

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