Abbildung der Schwedischen Schantz auff dem Weysselstrom in Preußen gelegen. Anno 1626.

Matthäus Merian (*1593 - 1650)
Coloured map of Gdansk. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1640.

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Description

Birdeye view of fortification at Vistula river close to Gdansk. With inset map of Baltic Sea around Gdansk. Copper engraving from Theatrum Europaeum of Matthaeus Merian.

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CartographerMatthäus Merian
TitleAbbildung der Schwedischen Schantz auff dem Weysselstrom in Preußen gelegen. Anno 1626.
Publisher, YearFrankfurt, circa 1640
Plate Size23.5 x 29.0 cm (9.3 x 11.4 inches)

Condition

Overall browning, tear in upper margin not affecting the image. Beautiful colour.

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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Coloured map of Gdansk. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1640.

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