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Tabula exantissima Regnoru Sueciae et Norvegiae nec non Maris Universi Orientalis

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Article ID EUS3855
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 Tabula exantissima Regnoru Sueciae et Norvegiae nec non Maris Universi Orientalis
Year ca. 1729
Description
Map shows Fennoscandia is the geographical peninsula of the Scandinavian Peninsula (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Finland, Karelia and the Kola Peninsula.
Scandinavia characterized by common ethnocultural North Germanic heritage and mutually intelligible North Germanic languages The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, but in English usage, it also sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula or to the broader region which includes Finland and Iceland This broader region is usually known locally as the Nordic countries. The remote Norwegian islands of Svalbard and Jan Mayen are usually not seen as a part of Scandinavia, nor is Greenland, a constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark. The Faroe Islands may be included
Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)29 x 36
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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