Patriam Defendere Virtus / Zürich in Schweitz

Daniel Meissner (*1585 - 1625)
Antique town view of Zurich. Printed in Nuremberg by Fürst in 1638.

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Cooper engraved view of Zurich in Switzerland from D. Meissner "Sciographia Cosmica" printed 1638 in Nuremberg. With Latin and German aphorism.

Details

CartographerDaniel Meissner
TitlePatriam Defendere Virtus / Zürich in Schweitz
Publisher, YearFürst, Nuremberg, 1638
Plate Size10.0 x 14.8 cm (3.9 x 5.8 inches)
Sheet Size14.6 x 19.5 cm (5.7 x 7.7 inches)

Condition

Verso two paper strips, excellent conditions.

Cartographer

Daniel Meissner was born 1585 in Komotau, Bohemia and lived in Frankfurt Sachsenhausen after he finished his education. His most important work was Thesaurus Philo-Politicus, a collection of cityviews beside the well known works of Merian, Braun & Hogenberg and Münster. First published 1623 by Eberhard Kieser (Frankfurt, 1583-1631) titled Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist: Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren unnd bestendiger Freund with total 52 views. Followed by the second edition between 1624 and 1631 with 416 views and finally the third edition 1638-43 with new title Sciographia cosmica by Paulus Fürst (Nuremberg, 1608-66) with around 830 views. The engravings of cities, villages, monasteries and castles showing the places before Thirty Years' War and have high source relevance. He died in 1625.

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Antique town view of Zurich. Printed in Nuremberg by Fürst in 1638.

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