Die Statt Freyberg in Meissen sampt der Belägerung anno 1643

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Article ID EUD3065


Die Statt Freyberg in Meissen sampt der Belägerung anno 1643


Splendour-fully birds eye view of Freyberg with 2 inset maps of the Peters gate and the city wall..


ca. 1645


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.

Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)29 x 37
ConditionRight and left marigins perfectly enlarged
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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