London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
MERIAN, Matthaeus (1593-1650) and Martin ZEILER (1589-1661). Topographia Franconiae. Frankfurt: Mattheus Merian, n.d. [but c.1679.] 1 vol., 4° (337 x 211mm). Engraved title, 44 engraved views, maps and plans, some folding. (One plate just trimmed in the border.) Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (rubbed and with a little surface loss). Provenance: Julius Hoerle (title signature).
The third edition, with fine views of Coburg, Nürmberg, Schweinfurt, and Würtzburg, which was almost completely destroyed during World War II. This copy perhaps a variant including a leaf of instructions to the binder not called for by Wüthrich. Brunet 1529; Graesse VII 509; Wüthrich IV, 42.
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