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HOLLAR, W. - Lucerna Helvetiorum Vulgo Lucernn.

HOLLAR, W. - Lucerna Helvetiorum Vulgo Lucernn.
Lucerna Helvetiorum Vulgo Lucernn. - HOLLAR, W.
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Title : Lucerna Helvetiorum Vulgo Lucernn..
Map maker : HOLLAR, W..
Date : Amsterdam, 1657.
Size : 12.6 x 19.3 inches. / 32.0 x 49.0 cm.
Colouring : Original colors

Description :Very scarce original town view of Lucerne by the Bohemian master Wenceslaus Hollar who worked with Jan Jansson.
Highly decorative: The view is presented with 95 (!) numbered landmarks and buildings explained in the extensive accompanying legend, two vignettes of the martyrdoms of Lucerne's patron saints Leodegar + Mauritius, a charming title cartouche and a magnificent secondary cartouche of armorial escutcheons of surrounding villages in the Canton. The city walls and towers are carefully depicted, and the streets are populated with tiny people.
One of the most scarce and sought-after Swiss city views ever printed, with fine original hand colour.

Condition : Strong impression with a prominent platemark and wide margins, fine quality laid paper. Short split to centerfold repaired. Light wear to centerfold. Longer tear into the image skillfully repaired. Faint soiling.


ID: 99984

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