Maastricht Fortified Meuse River Netherlands 1655 antique Merian mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Obsidio Mosae traiecti Belagerung Mastrich...1632
(Maastricht, Netherlands, Captured by the Frederick Henry Prince of Orange, Meuse River Fortifications, System of Forts)
Issued ca. 1655, by M. Merian
Fine and uncommon old engraved city plan/ battle map of Maastricht Holland.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains visually attractive and mostly clean- but with the left side margin replaced at some point with paper and ink which is very close to the original in appearance/ age. This well done neat replacement appears to have also reinstated a thin 1/4" loss of engraved surface near top corner of the image, but when viewing the map if this replacement is not pointed out it would be very easy to overlook or simply miss it visually. Some light age wear or small scattered old surface spotting near top left which is visible within the scan, soft extra crese running down right of centerfold.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price .
Great antique map still entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 12 3/4" H x 15 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 10 1/2" H x 14 3/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p. 241*