• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Bohemiae, Moraviae et Silesiae. Frankfurt: Matthaeus Merian, 1650 [but c.1680]. 1 vol., 4° (335 x 207mm). Engraved title, 36 engraved views, maps and plans, some folding. (Several plates with the margins extended at the time of binding, occasional light browning.) Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (rubbed, some surface loss, some soiling). Provenance: Julius Hoerle (title signature).

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    MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Bohemiae, Moraviae et Silesiae. Frankfurt: Matthaeus Merian, 1650 [but c.1680]. 1 vol., 4° (335 x 207mm). Engraved title, 36 engraved views, maps and plans, some folding. (Several plates with the margins extended at the time of binding, occasional light browning.) Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (rubbed, some surface loss, some soiling). Provenance: Julius Hoerle (title signature).

    The third edition. With fine views of Prague, including the large folding panorama, Bratislava, and others. This copy includes all the plates called for in the printed list, although Wüthrich records copies with an additional plate. Brunet 1529; Graesse VII 509; Wüthrich IV, 53.


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