Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) - Siege of Statt Cazal in 1630.

Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) - Siege of Statt Cazal in 1630.
Aguafuerte - Sin firmar - 1633

Matthäus Merian
Belägerung der Statt Cazal und wie sie von k. M. in Franckreich entzeht worden 1630.
(etching und engraving)

passepartout 35 x 44 cm
34 x 24 cm in the window
private collection
safe shipment with insurance
Very good condition. Only slight spot discoloration, only visible in the margins. The artwork itself is in very good condition.

Matthäus Merian der Ältere (or "Matthew", "the Elder", or "Sr."; 22 September 1593 – 19 June 1650) was a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house. He was a member of the patrician Basel Merian family. In 1623 Merian took over the publishing house of his father-in-law after de Bry's death. In 1626 he became a citizen of Frankfurt and could henceforth work as an independent publisher. He spent most of his working life in Frankfurt.

Early in his life, he had created detailed town plans in his unique style, e.g. a plan of Basel (1615) and a plan of Paris (1615). With Martin Zeiler (1589–1661), a German geographer, and later (circa 1640) with his own son, Matthäus Merian (der Jüngere, i.e. "the Younger" or "Jr.") (1621–1687), he produced a series of Topographia. The 21-volume set was collectively known as the Topographia Germaniae. It includes numerous town plans and views, as well as maps of most countries and a World Map—it was such a popular work that it was re-issued in many editions. He also took over and completed the later parts and editions of the Grand Voyages and Petits Voyages, originally started by de Bry in 1590.

Merian's work inspired the Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna by Erik Dahlberg. The German travel magazine Merian is named after him.

He was also noted for the finesse of his alchemical illustrations, in books such as the Musaeum Hermeticum (1678) and Atalanta Fugiens (1618).

Matthäus Merian died after several years of illness in 1650 in Langenschwalbach, near Wiesbaden.

After his death, his sons Matthäus Jr. and Caspar took over the publishing house. They continued publishing the Topographia Germaniae and the Theatrum Europaeum under the name Merian Erben (i.e. Merian Heirs). [wikipedia]

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Matthäus Merian (1593-1650)
Título de la obra
Siege of Statt Cazal in 1630.
Sin firmar
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Dimensiones de la imagen
35×44 cm
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