A fine view of the city of Lubeck in northern Germany, north east of Hamburg, and on the Baltic coast. An historic city, much of its centre is a world heritage site. It is one of Germany’s largest sea ports. The skyline is dominated by its church towers. The Cathedral was completed around 1230 and was the first large brick built church in the Baltic. Matthaus Merian began publishing the ‘Theatrum Europaeum’ in 1633, it was not finished until 1738 by which time 21 volumes had been issued including some 20,000 pages of text, 720 maps, plans, views and other engravings and nearly 700 portraits.