Frankfurt: 1650. unbound. Panoramic view. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 9 11/16" x 40 3/16" very good(+).
Stunning panoramic view of central eastern Germany near Dresden. Shows a sweeping vista of farmland along the Elbe River, with only dots of cities in the background. Beautifully printed in rich, warm and dark ink. Minor aging along edges. In three panels. Very light scattered foxing. A few creases and tears along original folds. Matthaus Merian (1593-1650), was a draughtsman, topographical engraver, and publisher from Switzerland.