Original antique plan of Aachen / Aken, Germany. With 2 coats-of-arms and explanatory notes.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: Engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 34 x 29.7 cm (13.39 x 11.69 inch). Image size: 30 x 27 cm. (11.81 x 10.63 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Paper browned. Thin paper. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PLAN-AKEN-AACHEN-GERMANY | RBOS-T.30-LARGE
Published in Germany by Mattheus Merian in 1647.
Biography engraver: Matthaus Merian the younger (1621 -1687) was a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career. He was painter, draftsman, engraver (printmaker), collector of paintings, collector of drawings, collector of prints, publisher of prints, art dealer, court painter.