Antique Maps by Matthäus Merian (*1593 - 1650)

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.
  • Matthäus Merian:  Chasteau de Moulins en Bourbonois / Maison de Vimy. Pres de Lyon

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two views of Lyon on one sheet. Showing the "Maison de Vimy" and the chateau de Moulins. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Chasteau de Moulins en Bourbonois / Maison de Vimy. Pres de Lyon
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10733

    Antique town view of Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

    30,00 €
  • Matthäus Merian:  Chast. de St. Piere en Lion / Belle Cour de Lion

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two views of Lyon on one sheet. Showing the chateau de St. Pierre and the square Bellecour. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Chast. de St. Piere en Lion / Belle Cour de Lion
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10734

    Antique town view of Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

    45,00 €
  • Matthäus Merian:  Chasteau Regnard

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful view of Château-Renard in the Departement Loiret. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Chasteau Regnard
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10735

    Antique town view of Chateau-Renard. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

    70,00 €
  • Matthäus Merian:  Chartres

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Copper engraved fortification plan of Chartres in departement Eure in the Normandy. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Chartres
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10736

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

    40,00 €
  • Matthäus Merian:  La Garnache

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Copper engraved fortification plan of La Garnache in departement Vendée. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    La Garnache
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10737

    Antique map of Vendee, Chartres. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

    45,00 €
  • Matthäus Merian:  Chasteau de Chavigny en Touraine

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful view of the castle of Chavigny, Touraine in France. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    Chasteau de Chavigny en Touraine
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10738

    Antique town view of Touraine, Chavigny. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

    90,00 €
  • Matthäus Merian:  Hospital de la Charité de la Ville de Lyon

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful view of Lyons hospital Charité. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Hospital de la Charité de la Ville de Lyon
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10741

    Antique town view of Charite, Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

    90,00 €
  • Matthäus Merian:  Lotharingia Ducatus, Vulgo Lorraine.

    J.L. Gottfried, Frankfurt, 1628

    Nice copper engraved map of Lorraine in north-east France by M. Merian. Covering the area around Metz, Nancy and Sarrebruck. With one coat of arms. From Gottfried's "Archontologica Cosmica".

    Lotharingia Ducatus, Vulgo Lorraine.
    1628 - Matthäus Merian
    10476

    Antique map of Saarland, Lorraine. Printed in Frankfurt by J.L. Gottfried in 1628.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Ierusalem

    Frankfurt, 1638

    View of Jerusalem from the east, with a 24-point key in German at bottom. Copper engraving from Matthaeus Merian.

    Ierusalem
    1638 - Matthäus Merian
    10070

    Antique town view of Jerusalem. Printed in Frankfurt in the year 1638.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Die Eydtgnoschafft Pünten und Wallis Helvetia cum Confinijs.

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1638

    Detailed engraved map of entire Switzerland with Liechtenstein after Hans Conrad Geiger. With three cartouchs and 33 city coat of arms in the upper right corner. From "Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica"...

    Die Eydtgnoschafft Pünten und Wallis Helvetia cum Confinijs.
    1638 - Matthäus Merian
    10587

    Antique map of Switzerland. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1638.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Abbildung der Schwedischen Schantz auff dem Weysselstrom in Preußen gelegen. Anno 1626.

    Frankfurt, circa 1640

    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.

    Abbildung der Schwedischen Schantz auff dem Weysselstrom in Preußen...
    1640 - Matthäus Merian
    10072

    Coloured map of Gdansk. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1640.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Baden Im Argöw. Baden Argoiae

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, circa 1640

    Nice cityview of Baden by M. Merian. From "Topographia Helvetiae" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt.

    Baden Im Argöw. Baden Argoiae
    1640 - Matthäus Merian
    11090

    Antique town view of Baden. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian circa 1640.

  • Matthäus Merian:  S. Gallen.

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, circa 1640

    Nice cityview of St. Gallen by M. Merian. From "Topographia Helvetiae" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt.

    S. Gallen.
    1640 - Matthäus Merian
    11091

    Antique town view of St. Gallen. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian circa 1640.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Venetia

    Merian, Frankfurt, 1641

    Large and detailed birdeye view of Venice. Top right the City Arms. Copper engraving from 'De rebus publicis hanseaticis' of Johann Angelius von Werdenhagen published by Matthaeus Merian 1641. One...

    Venetia
    1641 - Matthäus Merian
    10039

    Antique town view of Venice. Printed in Frankfurt by Merian in 1641.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Roma

    Merian, Frankfurt, 1641

    Large and detailed birdeye view of Rome, published and engraved by Matthaeus Merian around 1641. With city arms to the top right corner. One of the most beautiful and impressive birdeye views of...

    Roma
    1641 - Matthäus Merian
    10881

    Antique town view of Roma, Rome. Printed in Frankfurt by Merian in 1641.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Lindaw Im Bodensee

    Frankfurt, 1643

    Birdeye view of Lindau in the Lake Constance with Bregenz (Austria) in backgroud. Copper engraving from Theatrum Europaeum of Matthaeus Merian.

    Lindaw Im Bodensee
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10064

    Antique town view of the Lake Constance, Lindau. Printed in Frankfurt in the year 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Svevia. Tafel Schwaben.

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1643

    Nice copper engraved map of Suabia from M. Merian. Showing the are between the Black Forest, Zurich, Freising and Heilbronn, with the Lake Constance. From the 1643 edition of "Topographia Sveviae"...

    Svevia. Tafel Schwaben.
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10631

    Antique map of Swabia, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Wahre bildnuß der Statt Ysny im Algäw wie solche im wesen gestanden 1631. / Die Statt Ysni wie...

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1643

    Two engravings on one sheet of Isny in Bavaria by M. Merian. Showing Isny in the year 1631 before and after the fire-storm. From the 1643 edition of "Topographia Sveviae" by Matthaeus Merian...

    Wahre bildnuß der Statt Ysny im Algäw wie solche im wesen gestanden...
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10632

    Antique town view of Isny, Allgäu, Bavaria. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Hochen Aschberg

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1643

    Nice cityview of Asperg with Hohenasperg close to Ludwigsburg by M. Merian. From the 1643 edition of "Topographia Sveviae" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt. The cityviews of...

    Hochen Aschberg
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10634

    Antique town view of Hohenasperg, Asperg, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Ulm gegen Nordt-Ost / Ulm gegen Zuyd-West / Ulm gegen Mitternacht

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1643

    Three cityview of Ulm on one sheet by M. Merian. From the 1643 edition of "Topographia Sveviae" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt. The cityviews of Merian are important...

    Ulm gegen Nordt-Ost / Ulm gegen Zuyd-West / Ulm gegen Mitternacht
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10637

    Antique town view of Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Ulm

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1643

    Beautiful cityview of Ulm by M. Merian. From the 1643 edition of "Topographia Sveviae" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt. The cityviews of Merian are important historical...

    Ulm
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10638

    Antique town view of Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Feldkirch

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1643

    Beautiful cityview of Feldkirch in Vorarlberg by M. Merian. From the 1643 edition of "Topographia Sveviae" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt. The cityviews of Merian are...

    Feldkirch
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10639

    Antique town view of Feldkirch, Vorarlberg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Vberlingen

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1643

    Beautiful cityview of Überlingen at the Lake of Constance by M. Merian. From the 1643 edition of "Topographia Sveviae" by Matthaeus Merian printed and published in Frankfurt. The cityviews of...

    Vberlingen
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10640

    Antique town view of Überlingen, Lake Constance, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1643.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Die Fürst: Statt Stuetgart

    Frankfurt, 1643

    Birdeye view of Stuttgart. Copper engraving from "Topographia Sveviae" of Matthaeus Merian.

    Die Fürst: Statt Stuetgart
    1643 - Matthäus Merian
    10647

    Antique town view of Stuttgart. Printed in Frankfurt in the year 1643.

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