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SM_07
Münster, Sebastian
Paris,
´Die Statt Paris etlicher maß figuriert und contrafehet nach jetziger gelegenheit´,
birds eye view
c. 1570, Cosmographia (German ed.)
Woodcut
25 x 33 cm
Condition: good
380 €
Very early view of Paris crossed by the Seine river and of the surroundings of the city with explanations of important buildings. Mounted on cardboard, in middle part slightly wavy, old colouring.


MM_21
Merian, Matthaeus
Avignon,
`Civitas Avensionsis omnimq viarum et aedificiorum eius perfecta delineatio 1635´, 
half birds eye view, 
c. 1650, Archontologica Cosmica
Engraving
27 x 34 cm
Condition: very good
 240 €
Strong print showing the bridge in upper left. Explanations of 36 sights.  Signed ´ M. Merian fecit´ in lower left corner.


MM_23
Merian, Matthaeus
Dijon,
View of the city
1656, Topographia Galliae
Engraving
19 x 61 cm
Condition: excellent
 220 €
Fauser 3048. Large folding view  from two plates after Israel Silvestre, in center on lower plate border table of explanations of 25 important buildings.


MM_09
Merian, Matthaeus
Reims en Champagne,
half birds eye view
1649, Archontologia Cosmica
Engraving
21.5 x 33.5 cm
Condition: excellent
 120 €
Signed ´ M. Merian fecit´ in lower left corner.


MM_22
Merian, Matthaeus
La Rochelle,
birds eye view
c. 1650
Engraving
25.5 x 25.5 cm
Condition: good
 140 €
Impressive view of the city with its fortifications. Short tear along center fold on upper part.


MM_10
Merian, Matthaeus
Marseille,
´Marsilia´, birds eye view
c. 1650, Archontologia Cosmica
Engraving
21 x 33 cm
Condition: excellent
 190 €
Beautiful view of the city from a mountain with the castle in the foreground and sailing ships in the port.

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JCL_01
Leopold, Johann Christian (exc.)
Nantes,
´Nannetes´,
c. 1740
Engraving
20.5 x 29.5 cm
Condition: excellent
 125 €
View of the city, with the Loire, a brigde and rural scene in the forgrorund. Explanations in Latin and German.


MM_25
Merian, Matthaeus
Nancy (Nanceium),
c. 1650, Archontologia Cosmica
Engraving
24 x 35.5 cm
Condition: good
110 €
In lower left corner explanations of 27 important buildings. Except for one thin spot good overall impression.


JB_02
Basire, J.
Toulon,
´The City of Toulon. with a View of its Roads. and the Situation of its Towns, &c., For Mr. Tindal´s Continuation of Mr. Rapin`s History of England,
c. 1745
Engraving
39.5 x 48 cm
Condition: good
 180 €
Large folding birds-eye view, showing ´Attacks and defences of the City of Toulon besieged by the army of the Allies by Sea and Land ... on the 1st of August 1707´. In the port sailing ships. Inset with map of city, mountains and positions of troops. Some light foxing on left and right side of the plan. 


JB_03
Basire, J.
Namur,
´The City of Namur with the Castle and other Fortifications, For Mr. Tindal`s Continuation of Mr. Rapin`s History of England,
c. 1745
Engraving
41 x 50 cm
Condition: excellent
 230 €
Large folding birds eye view. 


SM_04
Münster, Sebastian
Meißen,
´Der herrlichen und beruehmptem Statt Meissen Abcontrafehung, Misena Hermundurorum Urbs´,
um 1550, Cosmographia
Holzschnitt
31 x 39 cm
Zustand: gut
180 €
Druck auf Doppelfolioblatt mit deutschem Text und deutscher Übersetzung lateinischer Bezeichnungen der dargestellten wichtigen Gebäude.


MM_22
Münster, Sebastian
Schlettstatt (Alsace),
´Schlettstatt, etwan ein Dorf des heyligen Römischen Reichs: aber jetzund ein zierliche Statt´,´
c. 1628, Cosmographia
Woodcut
28.5 x 33.5 cm
Condition: good
 90 €
Double folio leaf, in upper left and right corner margins with some faults, not affecting the clear print.


MM_19
Merian, Matthaeus
Bremervörde,
´Geometrischer Grundriß des Hauses Bremerföhrden´,
1647, Theatrum Europaeum
Kupferstich
30 x 35  cm
Zustand: exzellent
 210 €
C. Mardefeld delin.


MM_24a
Merian, Matthaeus
Hornhausen,
´Eigentliche Delineatio des Dorffs Hornhausen, sampt denen darin entsprungenen Heylbronen Im Jahr 1646´,
c. 1647, Theatrum Europaeum,
V. Wagner delin.
2 Engravings
28 x 35 cm/28 x 31cm
Condition: very good
450 €
A rare combination of two exactly fitting plates (see also MM_24b) showing a busy market and large crowd of people attracted by the healing wells of Hornhausen, a small town not far from Magedburg (Germany).


MM_18
Merian, Matthaeus
Festung Phillipsburg und Umgebung mit Teil des Rheines,
1647, Theatrum Europaeium
Kupferstich
28 x 36 cm
Zustand: sehr gut
 120 €
Titel: ´Abbildung welcher gestalt die Vestung Phillippsburg von der köngl frantzeischen Armee under dem Comando des gen.  Duc. de Angain ist den 29 Aug. belägärt beschossen und den 9 sept 1622 mit Acord erobert worden´. Im Rand oben zwei kleine Fehlstellen und Wasserränder, Abdruck ohne Mängel.


MM_27
Merian, Matthaeus
Zittau,
´Die Satt Zittau in Oberlausitz, wie sie A. 1632 vom Obr. Golzen fortificirt worden sampt der Belagerung A. 1643,
Vogelschau, um 1650
Kupferstich
30 x 37.5 cm
Zustand: mäßig
90 €
Ränder mit kleinen Einrissen, am unteren Plattenrand Abdruck etwas schwächer, aber deutliches Gesamtbild.

Eastern Europe


GB_01_Giula
Bodenehr, Gabriel
Giula,
half birds eye view, 
c. 1720
Engraving
13.5 x 20.5 cm
Condition: very good
110 €
´Giula, eine Stadt und Schloss, nicht weit von Gross-Waradein. Die Stadt ist so important nicht, aber das Schloss ist noch ziemlich considerable, ward A.o 1693 von den Christen erobert.´ Signed ´G. Bodenehr fec. et exc. A. V. ´ in plate. Gyula is described here as a not too important town, but it was the place where Albrecht Dürers father (also named Albrecht) was born in 1427. 

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GB_03
Bodenehr, Gabriel
Comorra, Komarno/Danube (Slovakia),
´Comorra oder Comarinu ist eine vortreffliche Vestung...´,
half birds eye view of the fortification in the middle of the river,
c. 1720, 
Engraving
15 x 22.5 cm
Condition: very good
60 €

 
One inset with explanations of geography of Comorra, second with history of Comorra. Signed ´G. Bodenehr fec. et exc. A. V. ´ in plate. 

Pilsen
MM_01
Merian, Matthaeus
Pilsen,
half birds eye view
1650
Engraving
20.5 x 23.5 cm
Condition: very good
sold
Pictoresque view of the city with its old city wall and the river, heraldic shielt in upper left corner.

Southern Europe


MM_20
Merian, Matthaeus
Lisboa (Olisippo),
half birds eye view,
c. 1645
Engraving
28.5 x 37 cm
Condition: good
 190 €
With 34 explanations of important buildungs below view. Condition in general good except for tear along center fold in upper part, however not touching the view of the city.


MM_26
Merian, Matthaeus
Burgos,
c. 1645
Engraving
17.5 x 31 cm
Condition: excellent
190 €
Elabourate view of the city with the cathedral in the center.


JB_01
Basire, J.
Gibraltar,
´Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Gibraltar, exactly taken on the Spot in the Year 1738, For Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin´s History´
Engraving
35.5 x 60 cm
Condition: excellent
380 €
Large folding map view of Gibraltar with a plan of the city, sailing ships in the forground and a table of explanation in a decorative cartouche in lower left corner.


SM_05
Münster, Sebastian
Rome,
Birds view / plan of Rome and its environment
1596, Cosmographia
Woodcut
26.5 x 33 cm
Condition: fair
160 €
Titel: ´Der Statt von Boden unnd Circkel sampt Thor und Porten, wie sie gestanden vor Zeiten, da sie noch in ihrer Herrlichkeit war´.  Map of ancient Rome with  text on double folio sheet, on left and right explanations. Map and text area except for larger stain in upper right in good  condition. Verso a small view of Ostia and its surroundings, in upper left Rome.


SM_06
Münster, Sebastian
Theatre of Verona,
´Theatrum Veronese 1549, 
´Figur und gestalt des Theatri oder Spilhauß, so vor zeiten zu Veron ist gewesen´,
c. 1590
Woodcut
23 x 36.5 cm
Condition: good
150 €
Detailed view of the theatre of Verona originating from the Roman era.


GB_02
Bodenehr, Gabriel
Casale Monferrato,
´Die in dem mantovanischen Montferrat gelegene Haupt Stadt und Vestung Casal sambt vormahligen Befestigungs Wercken´, half birds eye view
c. 1720
Engraving
15.5 x 25 cm
Condition: very good
220 €

 
Fauser 2378. View of the city, its fortifications and the river Po. Description of the city's history  (in German) on left side. Signed ´G. Bodenehr fec. et exc. A. V.´ in plate. 


MM_11
Merian, Matthaeus
´Scylla et Charybtis,
Wahre Bildtnüß des Felsens Scyllae, und des gefährlichen ohrts Charybdis in Calabria, wie er diser Zeit anzusehen. per Joach. Snadrat delin.´,
c. 1650
Engraving
20 x 27 cm
Condition: excellent
220 €
Two lines of explanations on the dangers of this place on lower margin.


JH_01
Hoüel, Jean Pierre (1735 - 1813)
Vue générale de la Cavée d´Ispica,
prise à quelques pas au Nord du Chateau d´Ispica,
Pl. ccvi´,
c. 1785
Aquatint
 26 x 38 cm
Condition: good
220 €
View of the cave of Ispica designed and engraved by Hoüel on strong laid paper, slightly  brownish, full margins.


JH_02
Hoüel, Jean Pierre
Vue générale des petites Grottes antiques taillees dans la Roche,
ayant servi a usage de Ruches pour Abeilles a.a.b.b.
Pl. cciv,
c. 1785
Aquatint
 26 x 38 cm
Condition: very good 
250 €
View of the ancient caves designed and engraved by Hoüel with woman guarding sheep in the foreground, on strong laid paper with wide margins


JH_03
Hoüel, Jean Pierre
Vue générale du Théàtre der Taormine,
du terrain qui le precede et des chemins qui y conduisent.
Pl. xci,
c. 1785
Aquatint
 26 x 37.5 cm
Condition: good
220 €
View of the ancient theatre of Taormina (Sicily) designed and engraved by Hoüel, with shephards in the foreground. On strong laid paper, slight browning.

International


MM_17
Merian, Matthaeus
Goa,
birds eye view, 
c. 1650, Archontologia Cosmica
Engaving
28 x 36 cm
Condition:
very good
240 €
Ornamental map with sailing ships in the port, an heraldic shield and a table of explanations of 43 important sights.


MM_15
Merian, Matthaeus
Salvador de Bahia,
´Sinus Omnium Sanctoru, Bahia de todos os Sanctos,´
map, plan,
1649, Archontologia Cosmica
Engraving
30,5 x 38 cm
Condition:
very good
  sold
Map shows the bay with a fleet of sailing ships and an inset city plan of Salvador (Brazil) with explanations in lower left corner.


MM_16
Merian, Matthaeus 
Recife,
´Mauritiopolis, Reciffa et circumiacentia castra´,
1649, Archontologia Cosmica
Engraving
38,5 x 31,5 cm
Condition:
very good
 sold
Early map of city and environments of Recife (Brazil) with forests, rivers, important buildings.

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