View of Rostock by Matthäus Merian the Elder (c.1660)

Lot number

2

Estimated price

40
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Description

A view of Rostock (Germany) from the north. Original title ‘ROSTOCHIVM’. Copper engraving by Matthäus Merian the Elder, c.1660. Size 14 x 36 cm.

From “Topographie von Niedersachsen und Sachsen – Anhalt“, 3e Edition

Artist information:

Matthew Merian the Elder, or ‘Sr.’ (22 September 1593 – 19 June 1650) was a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house. He was a member of the patrician Basel Merian family.

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