[Geneva] Geneue Genff.
Etching. Plate size: 235 x 340mm. 9¼ x 13¼".
Birdseye view of Geneva during the 17th century. Merian simplified and reduced his great panorama of Geneva, which was based on Claude Chastillon's (1547-1616) drawing. Drawn from the heights of the 'bois de la Baite', a wood situated to the south of Geneva, the city is on the whole represented both accurately and in detail, excepting a few inexactitudes in depicting the cathedral's towers, or the square tower located between the city gates. Mountains still take the fantastic and conventional form of sugar loaves.
Geneva. As seen in prnts and watercolours. Galerie de Loes.
[Ref: 27948] £360.00