Antique town view of Jerusalem. Printed in Frankfurt in the year 1638.

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View of Jerusalem from the east, with a 24-point key in German at bottom. Copper engraving from Matthaeus Merian.


CartographerMatthäus Merian
Publisher, YearFrankfurt, 1638
Plate Size21.0 x 34.0 cm (8.3 x 13.4 inches)
ReferenceLoar: 935


Overall toning, backside old tape in margin from former framing. Good condition.


Matthäus Merian the Elder was born September 22nd, 1593 in Basel. He studied drawing and copper engraving from the engraver Friedrich Meyer in Zurich. 1619 he went to Frankfurt where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry, whose daughter he married. He took over and completed the editions of Grand Voyages and Petit Voyages which de Bry started in 1590. Together with Martin Zeiller he produced the popular series of Topographia with total 21 volumes. The work was continued by his sons Matthäus the Younger and Caspar. Merian died June 19th, 1650 in Bad Schwalbach.

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Matthäus Merian: Ierusalem.
Antique town view of Jerusalem. Printed in Frankfurt in the year 1638.

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