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1654 Matthäus Merian - ‘bird’s eye’ view of DIESSENHOFEN in Switzerland
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Diessenhofen am Rhein
Vogelschau, ‘bird’s eye’ view
Matthäus Merian, Diessenhofen am Rhein.
"Die Statt Diessenhofen (.)"
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.
Diessenhofen is a village and a municipality in Frauenfeld District in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. The village is situated on the south shore of the High Rhine just opposite the German town of Gailingen am Hochrhein.
Overall size with margins: 41 x 30.5 cm
Excellent condition on fine laid paper