Nice copper engraved map of Germany by M. Merian. Covering the central part of Europe. With one cartouche. From "Theatrum Europaeum".
Some overall browning, centerfold repaired, margin backed.
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: Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland.
Coloured map of Central Europe. Printed in Frankfurt by J. L. Gottfried circa 1650.
Germany - Merian, Matthäus - Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland