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Beschlossenen Friedens=Unterschreibung in Nürnberg den 26. 16. Juny 1650.

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Article ID EUD3671
Artist Merian (1593-1650)
Matthäus Merian (1593 – 1650) , born in Basel, learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zurich and subsequently worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, and Paris, before returning to Basel in 1615. The following year he moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry. He married his daughter, Maria Magdalena 1617. In 1620 they moved back to Basel, only to return three years later to Frankfurt, where Merian took over the publishing house of his father-in-law after de Bry's death in 1623. In 1626 he became a citizen of Frankfurt and could henceforth work as an independent publisher. He is the father of Maria Sibylla Merian, who later published her the famous and wellknown studies of flowers, insects and butterflies.
Title Beschlossenen Friedens=Unterschreibung in Nürnberg den 26. 16. Juny 1650.
Year ca. 1652
Description
The castle in the Ritterstube Nürnberg with all 45 Members present, when signing the contract of the Peace of Westphalia and discussing about unsolved problems. It was a series of peace treaties signed between May and October 1648 in the Westphalian cities of Osnabrück and Münster, effectively ending the European wars of religion. These treaties ended the Thirty Years' War. in the Holy Roman Empire, between the Habsburgs and their catholic allies and the protestant and catholic Anti-Habsburg allies and the Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Dutch Republic, with Spain formally recognizing the independence of the Dutch Republic. The Peace of Westphalia established the precedent of peaces established by diplomatic congress, and a new system of political order in central Europe, later called Westphalian sovereignty, based upon the concept of co-existing sovereign states. As European influence spread across the globe, these Westphalian principles, especially the concept of sovereign states, became central to international law and to the prevailing world order.
Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)28,5 x 35
ConditionMissing parts and tear perfectly restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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