Title page of Topographia Bavariae, 1665; part of Topographia Germaniae series
|Illustrator||Caspar Merian, Matthäus Merian Jr.|
|Publisher||Matthäus Merian (engraver, 17th century), Bärenreiter-Verlag (republisher, 19th century)|
|Media type||38 volume series of books|
Topographia Germaniae (1642 – c. 1660s) is a multi-volume series of books created by engraver Matthäus Merian and writer Martin Zeiler, and published in Frankfurt in 38 parts.Engravers Wenceslaus Hollar, Caspar Merian, and Matthäus Merian Jr. also contributed illustrations. In the 1960s Bärenreiter-Verlag reproduced the work.
Matthäus Merian der Ältere was a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house. He was a member of the patrician Basel Merian family.
Unterwalden is the old name of a forest-canton of the Old Swiss Confederacy in central Switzerland, south of Lake Lucerne, consisting of two valleys or Talschaften, now two separate Swiss cantons, Obwalden and Nidwalden.
The 1711 Sales Auction Catalogue of the Library of Sir Thomas Browne highlights the erudition of the physician, philosopher and encyclopedist, Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682). It also illustrates the proliferation, distribution and availability of books printed throughout 17th century Europe which were purchased by the intelligentsia, aristocracy, priestly, physician or educated merchant-class.
Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp was a Duke of Holstein-Gottorp.
Blankenhain is a town in the Weimarer Land district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is 14 km south of Weimar.
Cambrésis is a former pagus, county and prince-bishopric of the medieval Holy Roman Empire that was annexed to the Kingdom of France in 1679. It is now regarded as one of the "natural regions" of France, and roughly equivalent to the Arrondissement of Cambrai in department Nord. The capital of Cambrésis was Cambrai. Originally ruled by a dynasty of counts, Cambrésis became a prince-bishopric in 1007, comparable to the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and the Prince-Bishopric of Utrecht. It encompassed the territory in which the bishop of Cambrai had secular authority.
The year 1593 in art involved some significant events and new works.
Arnold Vinnius was one of the leading jurists of the 17th century in the Netherlands.
The Merian map of Paris was created in 1615 and presents a "bird's eye view" looking east with a scale of about 1 to 7,000. It originally consisted of two engraved plates with the left and right halves of the map and was printed with 2 columns of portraits on the left and right sides of the respective map halves. The entire assembly was 50 x 101.5 cm.
Sir Francis Russell, 2nd Baronet was a Member of Parliament and a soldier for the parliamentary cause during the English Civil War. During the Interregnum he held several positions including membership in Cromwell's House of Lords.
Hendrik Hondius I was a Flemish-born and trained engraver, cartographer, and publisher who settled in the Dutch Republic in 1597.
Martin Zeiler was a Baroque era German author.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Topographia Galliae (1655–1661) is a German-language series of illustrated books created by engraver Matthäus Merian and writer Martin Zeiler, and published in Frankfurt. It describes cities and towns in 17th-century France. Wenceslaus Hollar also contributed engravings.
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