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Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661

Topographia Galliae, sive, Descriptio et delineatio famosissimorum locorum in potentissimo regno Galliae : partim ex usu & optimis scriptoribus diversarum linguarum, partim ex relationibus fide dignis per aliquot annos collectis, in ordinem redacta, & publico data / Per Martinum Zeillerum.

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Topographia Galliae

Descriptio et delineatio famosissimorum locorum in potentissimo regno Galliae

Topographia Galliae, oder, Beschreibung vnd Contrafaitung der vornehmbsten, vnd bekantisten Oerter, in dem mächtigen, vnd grossen Königreich Franckreich. Latin

Francofvrti : Cura & impendio Caspari Meriani, 1655-1661.
Physical Description:
13 pts in 4 v., [331] leaves of plates (276 folded) : ill., maps, plans ; 39 cm (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1655+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Edited by Caspar Merian.
Illustrated half titles to each pars, except for pars IV & IX pars X-XIII which has just one for the four parts.
Merian device on t.p.; initials; head- and tail-pieces.
Includes indexes.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in quarter leather and marbled boards; edges untrimmed. Title label written in ms on spine. Similarly bound with the BAC copies of other titles in the Topographia Germaniae series (D917.Z45 T67+).
Collection of views and maps of the cities and towns of France. Part of the 21-volume set of townbooks known collectively as the Topographia Germaniae, published between 1642 and 1688. The text was provided by the German geographer, Martin Zeiller. With over 2000 plates, the series was the most extensive publication of its kind. Most of the plates were engraved by Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) and his sons Matthäus (1621-1687) and Caspar (1627-1686).
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- France -- Pictorial works.
France -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
France -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
France -- Description and travel.
France -- Maps.
Maps -- France.
Engravings -- 1655-1661.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, engraver
Merian, Caspar, 1627-1686, engraver, publisher.

  • Vol. 1, Pars I. l'Isle de France
  • Vol. 2, Pars II. Picardiae principaliora
  • Pars III. Campaniae et Briensis
  • Pars IV. Burgundiae, et Provinciarum Bresse, Nivernois & Dombes principaliora
  • Vol. 3, Pars V. Provinciarum Lyonnois, Forests, Beaviolois, et Bovrbonnois
  • Pars VI. Provinciarum Berry, Auvergne, et Limosin
  • Pars VII. Belsia
  • Pars VIII. Normandiae
  • Pars IX. Bretaigne --Vol. 4, Pars X. Guienne, Guascoigne, Saintonge Bearn, & vicinis locis aliis, puta Perigord, l'Agenois, &c.
  • Pars XI. Languedoc, Albigeois, Foix, Givaudan, Lauraquez, Velay, Vivarez, Quercy & Rovergue
  • Pars XII. Provincia, cum conterminis Comitatibus Venaiscin, Venissy, vel d'Avignon, & Principatus de Oranges
  • Pars XIII. Dauphine.

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