• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 150

    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Hassiae et Regionum Vicinarum. Frankfurt: Merian's heirs, 1655 [but c.1685]. 1 vol., 4° (337 x 210mm). Engraved title, 61 (of 62) engraved views, maps and plans, some folding. (Without final blank.) Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (rubbed, scuffed, and with some surface loss, ends chipped). Provenance: Julius Hoerle (title signatures).

    Price Realised  

    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Hassiae et Regionum Vicinarum. Frankfurt: Merian's heirs, 1655 [but c.1685]. 1 vol., 4° (337 x 210mm). Engraved title, 61 (of 62) engraved views, maps and plans, some folding. (Without final blank.) Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (rubbed, scuffed, and with some surface loss, ends chipped). Provenance: Julius Hoerle (title signatures).

    The third edition, includes views of Cassel, Frankfurt, the spa town of Schwalbach, and others. Copies are recorded with one or two additional plates. Brunet 1529; Graesse VII 509; Wüthrich IV, 36.


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