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:  Saumur, Salmuria

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

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

    Saumur, Salmuria
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10430

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Granville

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Nice cityview of Granville in Basse-Normandie. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Granville
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10431

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Mont St. Michel

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful view of Mont Saint-Michel in the Normandy. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Mont St. Michel
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10433

    Antique town view of Mont Saint-Michel. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Orleans

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Orleans at the Loire River in departement Loiret. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Orleans
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10434

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Chasteau de Verger en Aniou

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful view of the castle of Angers the ancienne capitale de l'Anjou in France. From M. Merian's famous "Topographia".

    Chasteau de Verger en Aniou
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10438

    Antique town view of the Chateau Angers. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Duché et Gouvernement de Normandie.

    C. Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Decorative copper engraved map of the Normandy in France. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae". With one nice cartouche.

    Duché et Gouvernement de Normandie.
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10440

    Antique map of the Normandie, Normandy. Printed in Frankfurt by C. Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Diepe

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Dieppe a harbour commune in the Normandy. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Diepe
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10442

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Dieppe

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Large beautiful cityview of Dieppe a harbour commune in the Normandy. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Dieppe
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10443

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Caen

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Large beautiful cityview of Caen in the Normandy. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Caen
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10445

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  La Havre de Grace

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Large beautiful cityview of Le Havre in the Normandy. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    La Havre de Grace
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10446

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Les Iacobins de Lion / St. Iean de Lion.

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two views of the Cathedral St. Jean in Lyon on one sheet. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Les Iacobins de Lion / St. Iean de Lion.
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10449

    Antique town view of the Cathedral St-Jean, Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Porte St. Claire de Lion / Bastion St. Iean a Lion

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two views of Lyon on one sheet. Showing the Port of St. Clair and the Bastion St. Jean. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Porte St. Claire de Lion / Bastion St. Iean a Lion
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10450

    Antique town view of thw Bastion St-Jean, Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Les Cordelliers de Lion / St. Dizier de Lion

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two views of Lyon on one sheet. Showing the "Place des Cordeliers" and the church St. Dizier. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Les Cordelliers de Lion / St. Dizier de Lion
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10451

    Antique town view of St. Dizier, Place des Cordeliers, Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Rotomagus, Rouan

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful city view of Rouen at the River Seine. Showing the city at the beginning of 17th century in many details including ships and buildings. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Rotomagus, Rouan
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10452

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Blois

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Blois at the Loire in the department Loir-et-Cher. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Blois
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10535

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Angoulesme. Engoulesme.

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Beautiful cityview of Angouleme at the Charente River. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Angoulesme. Engoulesme.
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10536

    Antique town view of Charente, Angouleme. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Le Duche de Auvergne.

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Nice map of the Auvergne. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Le Duche de Auvergne.
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10681

    Antique map of the Auvergne. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Prosp. de la Maison de Ville de Lyon

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two views of Lyon town-hall and one plan of the garden architecture on one sheet. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae". Printed on two plates, jointed.

    Prosp. de la Maison de Ville de Lyon
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10726

    Antique town view of the town-hall, Maison de Ville, Lyon. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

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  • Matthäus Merian:  Sancerre / Lemovicum. Limoges

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two beautiful views of Sancerre with the river Loire and Limoges on one sheet. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Sancerre / Lemovicum. Limoges
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10729

    Antique town view of the Limoges, Sancerre. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Bourges / Bousac

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two beautiful views of Bourges and Boussac en Creuse on one sheet. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Bourges / Bousac
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10730

    Antique town view of Boussac en Creuse, Bourges. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Gouvernement General d'Orleans

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Nice regional map of France showing the area around Tours and Orleans. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Gouvernement General d'Orleans
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10731

    Antique map of Orleans, Tour. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Totius Lemovici et Confinium provinci

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Nice regional map of France showing the area around Limoges. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Totius Lemovici et Confinium provinci
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10732

    Antique map of the Limoges. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Chartres / Chasteau-Dun

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Two beautiful views of Chartres and Châteaudun in the Departement Eure-et-Loir on one sheet. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Chartres / Chasteau-Dun
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10739

    Antique town view of Chateaudun, Chartres. Printed in Frankfurt by Caspar Merian in 1657.

  • Matthäus Merian:  Andegavvm Angers

    Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1657

    Copper engraved view of Angers in the Département Maine-et-Loire. From M. Merian's "Topographiae Galliae".

    Andegavvm Angers
    1657 - Matthäus Merian
    10740

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

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