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Matthaeus Merian
Viliers Costret, French chateau, architectural plan, mid 17th century engraving

1655

$280

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'Viliers Costret' Copper-line engraving by Matthaeus Merian. From 'Topographia Galliae', a fine series of engravings of 17th-century French landscapes, gardens, buildings and cities. Circa 1655. Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650) was one of the most prominent members of the leading print publishing family of 17th-century Germany. Villers-Cotterets is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardie in northern France. The chateau, known as Chateau de Noue was built in the 16th century for Francis I. It is famous because of the Ordinance of Villers-Cotterets 1539 signed by king Francis I of France which made French the official language in the kingdom. 185mm by 280mm (platemark) 310mm by 360mm (sheet) Central vertical fold as issued.

Details

  • Artist
    Matthaeus Merian (1593 - 1650, German)
  • Creation Year
    1655
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.21 in. (31 cm)Width: 14.18 in. (36 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Central vertical fold as issued. Very faint toning along fold - see photo. A few tiny spots in the margins.
  • Gallery Location
    Melbourne, AU
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU124426676682

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    Ships From: Melbourne, Australia
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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