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L’Altea Parte della Piazza di S. Marco in Venetia.

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Article ID EUI3805
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 L’Altea Parte della Piazza di S. Marco in Venetia.
Year ca. 1650
Description Decorative view of the Markus place with the Marcus tower and the Campanile von San Marco and partly the Dogen palace (Palazzo Ducale).
Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)20,5 x 30,5
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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