Antique map of Augsburg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian circa 1650.

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Description

Engraved map of the fortified city of Augsburg by M. Merian. From "Theatrum Europaeum" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt.

Details

CartographerMatthäus Merian
TitleGustava / Augusta
Publisher, YearM. Merian, Frankfurt, circa 1650
Plate Size22.3 x 25.0 cm (8.8 x 9.8 inches)
Sheet Size26.0 x 36.5 cm (10.2 x 14.4 inches)

Condition

Some printer creases on left side of the sheet. Good copy.

Cartographer

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 Augsburg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian circa 1650.

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