1654 Matthäus Merian - ‘bird’s eye’ view of WETTINGEN in Switzerland
1654 Matthäus Merian - ‘bird’s eye’ view of WETTINGEN in Switzerland
1654 Matthäus Merian - ‘bird’s eye’ view of WETTINGEN in Switzerland

1654 Matthäus Merian - ‘bird’s eye’ view of WETTINGEN in Switzerland

SFr. 100.00

WETTINGEN

Vogelschau, ‘bird’s eye’ view

Matthäus Merian

"Monat. B. Mariae Maristellae alias WETTINGEN…"

Copper engraving form 1654

Matthäus Merian der Ältere (or "Matthew", "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.

Wettingen is a residential community in the district of Baden in the Swiss canton of Aargau. The former Cistercian abbey at Klosterstrasse 11 and the neolithic stone-lined graves at Schartenstrasse 77 are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.

Overall size with margins: 19 x 17.5 cm. Neatly laid down (as often) on contemporary card.

Excellent condition on fine laid paper