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:  Abbildung der Statt Gigeri in affrica, wie solche der König in Franckreich durch den Hertzogen de...

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Attractive engraving of the Jijel (Djidjelli) in North-west Algeria from Matthäus Merian. Showing the city with several ships and the Atlas Mountains in background. With an index from a to h and a...

    Abbildung der Statt Gigeri in affrica, wie solche der König in...
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10598

    Antique town view of Jijel, Algeria. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1646.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Tunes

    Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Engraved cityview of Tunis the Capital of Tunisia in North Africa including zoological and botanical gardens. From J. Gottfried's "Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica".

    Tunes
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10612

    Antique town view of Tunisia, Tunis. Printed in Frankfurt by Merian in 1646.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Tabula Russiae

    Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Engraved map of Russia with an inset cityview of Arkhangelsk (Archangel) of M. Merian. Covering the area between Scandinavia to the Caspian Sea.

    Tabula Russiae
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10613

    Antique map of Arkhangelsk. Printed in Frankfurt by Merian in 1646.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Veradelineatio Ordinis Belliq Navalis Venetorum cum Turcis apud Dardaneli, Eigentlicher Abriß des...

    Frankfurt, 1646

    Copper engraved view of the Battle of the Dardanelles in 1646 (1656) between the fleets of the Venetians and the Ottoman Empire. Constantinople in background, above bilingual title, legend below.

    Veradelineatio Ordinis Belliq Navalis Venetorum cum Turcis apud...
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    11278

    Antique town view of the Sea of Marmara, Bosporus, Constantinople. Printed in Frankfurt in the year 1646.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Die Fürst: Statt Stuetgart

    Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Birdeye view of Stuttgart. Copper engraving from Theatrum Europaeum of Matthaeus Merian.

    Die Fürst: Statt Stuetgart
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
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    Antique town view of Stuttgart. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Coburg

    Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Engraving from Coburg / Germany by Matthaeus Merian.

    Coburg
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10093

    Antique town view of Coburg. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Monachium Regi Suecorvm certis conditionibus deditur

    Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Engraving of Munich from Theatrum Europaeum by Matthaeus Merian.

    Monachium Regi Suecorvm certis conditionibus deditur
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10090

    Antique town view of Munich. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Rotenburg an der Tauber

    Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Attractive cityview of Rothenburg in Bavaria. From a Topographia of Matthäus Merian. Two coat of arms, one coloured. Key describing the buildings.

    Rotenburg an der Tauber
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10094

    Antique town view of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Augvsta Vindelicorum. Augspurg

    Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Birdeye view of Augsburg / Bavaria. From a Theatrum Europaeum editon of Matthäus Merian. Two coat of arms and a key from 1 - 29.

    Augvsta Vindelicorum. Augspurg
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10091

    Antique town view of Bavaria, Augsburg. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Wahre Vorbildung des Stättlein Höchst, vnd der beiligenden Gelegenheit, sampt der Schlacht so...

    Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Engraving of Hoechst from Theatrum Europaeum by Matthaeus Merian. Showing Schwanheim, Griesheim, Niederrad, Frankfurt, river Nidda and Main, Roedelheim, Sossenheim und Kronberg.

    Wahre Vorbildung des Stättlein Höchst, vnd der beiligenden Gelegenheit,...
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10095

    Antique town view of Hoechst. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Wangen

    Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Engraving of Wangen / South Germany from Topographia Suevia by Matthaeus Merian.

    Wangen
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10092

    Antique town view of Bavaria, Wangen. Printed in Frankfurt circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland

    J. L. Gottfried, Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Nice copper engraved map of Germany by M. Merian. Covering the central part of Europe. With one cartouche. From "Theatrum Europaeum".

    Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10453

    Coloured map of Central Europe. Printed in Frankfurt by J. L. Gottfried circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland

    J. L. Gottfried, Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Nice copper engraved map of Germany by M. Merian. Covering the central part of Europe. With one cartouche. From "Theatrum Europaeum".

    Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10454

    Coloured map of Central Europe. Printed in Frankfurt by J. L. Gottfried circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior Monomotapa

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Nice engraved map of South Africa from M. Merian based on the Blaeu map. With a beautiful cartouch with turtles and monkeys. With several ships and animals.

    Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior Monomotapa
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10592

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland

    J. L. Gottfried, Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Nice copper engraved map of Germany by M. Merian. Covering the central part of Europe. With one cartouche. From "Theatrum Europaeum".

    Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio Teütschland
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10626

    Antique map of Central Europe. Printed in Frankfurt by J. L. Gottfried circa 1650.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Gustava / Augusta

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, circa 1650

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

    Gustava / Augusta
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    11170

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Rovanne

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Roanne close to Lyon in departement Loire / France. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    Rovanne
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10239

    Antique town view of Loire, Roanne. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Gouvernement General Du Lyonnois

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Very detailed map of the area Limonges and Lyon in France. Showing also Thiers, Vichy, Bourges, Vallance, Vienne. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    Gouvernement General Du Lyonnois
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10243

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Chateau de Richelieu en Poictou

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

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

    Chateau de Richelieu en Poictou
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10267

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  La Ville de Richelieu en Poictou.

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful birdeye view of the City of Richelieu in France. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    La Ville de Richelieu en Poictou.
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10268

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Lovviere

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Louviere, in upper Normandy in departement Eure / France. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    Lovviere
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10240

    Antique town view of the Normandy, Louviers. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Fallaise

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Falaise in the Basse Normandy in departement Calvados / France close to Caen. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    Fallaise
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10241

    Antique town view of the Basse Normandy, Falaise. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Mevlan

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Meulan in Departement Yvelines, Île-de-France. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    Mevlan
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10242

    Antique town view of the Ile-de-France, Meulan. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Tours, Turonum

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Large beautiful cityview of Tours in departement Indre-et-Loire. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Tours, Turonum
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10429

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

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