Panorama Leyden


Caspar Merian (1627 – 1686)
Panorama Leyden (ca. 1650)


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Caspar Merian was one of the most important topographical engravers and publishers of the Baroque period. Of the important work Topographia Germaniae Inferiors etc., a total of 30 volumes appeared with 2142 perspective images and simple plans (mostly without street layout) and 92 maps.

  • Image: Leiden seen from the south. Hand-colored engraving printed from two copper plates; top left the coat of arms of Holland, top right that of Leiden, bottom center legend a-x in German. Published in the Topographia Germaniae Inferiors (1659)
  • year: ca. 1650
  • quality: good/reasonable, in the cloud area some spots (foxing). Foxing is a localized deterioration of paper made before the mid-nineteenth century, so-called rag paper. This paper often contained small metal particles that rusted under the influence of moisture.
  • signed: no
  • image size: 21.9 x 63.7 cm (h x w)
  • sheet or frame size: 38.7 x 80.6 cm (h x w)

copper engraving


Yes, nice list



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