• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Germaniae Inferioris. Frankfurt: Caspar Merian, [c.1700]. 1 vol., 4° (335 x 210mm). Engraved title page, 12 double-page engraved maps, and 107 engraved views and plans, some folding. (Occasional minor spotting.) Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (rubbed and scuffed with some surface loss). Provenance: Julius Erhard Karl Hoerle, Frankfurt (title signature).

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    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Germaniae Inferioris. Frankfurt: Caspar Merian, [c.1700]. 1 vol., 4° (335 x 210mm). Engraved title page, 12 double-page engraved maps, and 107 engraved views and plans, some folding. (Occasional minor spotting.) Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (rubbed and scuffed with some surface loss). Provenance: Julius Erhard Karl Hoerle, Frankfurt (title signature).

    The fourth edition. Merian's survey of the towns in the seventeen provinces of Flanders, featuring many of the fine engraved views, maps and plans for which he is so highly regarded; among them are maps of Brabant, Limburg, Gelder, Frisia, Luxembourg, Namur and Burgundy, and views of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. Brunet 1529; Graesse VII 509; Wüthrich IV, 70.


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