Death of the archbishop of Riga (?) (1710)


Death of the archbishop of Riga (?) (1710)


The engraving presumably shows Jasper Linde (also: Casper Linde), the Archbishop of Riga, shortly before his death in 1524. (Unfortunately I haven’t been able to look up the explanation given in the book in this case, so I’m not completely sure.)


Technique:

copper engraving

Artist:

Matthäus Merian the Elder (Matthäus Merian der Ältere, 1593-1650) (“Mitt Kupfferstücken gezieret durch Matthaeum Merianum”)

Date:

1710

Original Size:

c. 10×14 cm

Original title/description:

Source:

presumably originally published on p. 757 in: Johann Ludwig Gottfried (1584-1633): Joh. Ludov. Gottfridi Historische Chronica, Oder Beschreibung Der fürnehmsten Geschichten, so sich von Anfang der Welt, biß auf das Jahr Christi 1619. zugetragen. Nach Außtheilung der vier Monarchien, und beygefügter Jahr-Rechnung […] vermehret, und in acht Theil abgetheilet. […] [s.l.] 1710.

Link: Copper engravings by Matthäus Merian or based on his work).


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