• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 148

    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Alsatiae. Frankfurt: Johann Georg Spurling, 1663 [but c.1690]. 1 vol., 4° (337 x 215mm). 37 engraved plates, comprising views, plans and maps, 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).

    Price Realised  

    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Alsatiae. Frankfurt: Johann Georg Spurling, 1663 [but c.1690]. 1 vol., 4° (337 x 215mm). 37 engraved plates, comprising views, plans and maps, 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 third edition. This copy with the title misspelled 'Alstaiae', a variant not noted by Wüthrich. Brunet 1529; Graesse VII 509; Wüthrich IV, 18.


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