Gouvernement General Du Lyonnois

Matthäus Merian (*1593 - 1650)
Antique map of Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

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Very detailed map of the area Limonges and Lyon in France. Showing also Thiers, Vichy, Bourges, Vallance, Vienne. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".


CartographerMatthäus Merian
TitleGouvernement General Du Lyonnois
Publisher, YearCaspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657
Plate Size28.3 x 37.5 cm (11.1 x 14.8 inches)
Sheet Size31.2 x 38.5 cm (12.3 x 15.2 inches)


Fine condition. Some small tears in lower margin. Two library stamps on back. Printed on chained line paper with a double headed eagle as watermark.


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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Antique map of Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

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