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Creator:
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661.
Title:
Topographia provinciarum Austriacaru[m], Austriæ, Stÿriæ, Carinthiæ, Carniolæ, Tyrolis, etc : das ist Beschreibung und Abbildung der fürnembsten Stätt und Plätz in den osterreichischen Landen. ... / An Tag ins Kupffer gegeben durch Matthæum Merian.
Published/Created:
In Franckfurt am Mayn : [s.n.], [1677]
Physical Description:
[6], 92, [10] p., 92 leaves of plates (many folded and running over 2 leaves) : ill., maps and plans ; 39 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1677+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Collection of views and maps of the cities and towns of Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, and Tyrol. 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).
First published in 1649.
Title page is engraved.
The appendix and its supplement (Absonderliche beschreibung ...) edited and illustrated with engraved plates by Matthaeus Merian, the younger, and Caspar Merian.
BAC: British Art Center copy main text (with dedication dated Oct. 1677) is followed (without catchword) by the Anhang der Topographiæ provinciarum Austriacarum (52, [8] p., with separate signature count) with imprint: Franckfurt am Mayn, 1716; the last piece of text (14, [4] p.; with a corresponding catchword on the preceding register and a separate signature count) is Absonderliche Beschreibung der Herrschafften, Städte und Schlösser, Windhaag, Reichenau ..., with the imprint dated 1656.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary (?) quarter leather and paste paper 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+).
Subject Terms:
Austria -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Carinthia (Austria) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Carniola (Slovenia) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Chon. -- 1677
Styria (Austria) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Tyrol (Austria) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Cityscapes.
Maps -- France.
Engravings -- 1677.
Contributors:
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, engraver.
Merian, Caspar, 1627-1686, engraver.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1621-1687, engraver.
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661. Anhang zu dess M.Z. anno 1649, getruckter Topographia provinciarum austriacarum. 1656.
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661. Absonderliche beschreibũng der herrschafften, stätte vnd schlösser, Windhaag, Reichenau, Horn, Drosendorff, vnd Petronell. 1716.
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