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Zeiller, Martin, 1589–1661

Topographia Bavariæ, das ist, Beschreib. vnd aigentliche Abbildung der vornembsten Stätt vnd Orth in Ober vnd Nieder Beÿern, der obern Pfaltz, vnd andern, zum hochlöblichen Baÿrischen Craisse gehörigen Landschaften.

Additional Title(s):

Topographia Bavariae

Beschreibung und aigentliche Abbildung der vornembsten Stätt und Orth in Ober und Nieder Beÿern, der obern Pfaltz

Running title: Beschreibung dess Bäyerlands.

[Frankfurt am Main] : In Truck gegeben v. verlegt durch Matthæum Merian, MDCXLIV [1644]
Physical Description:
138, [8] p., [59] plates (some folded) : ill., maps, plans ; 34 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1644+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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The plates comprise: 18 plates on single leaves, 38 plates on double leaves and 3 plates on folded (larger than double) leaves.
Title page is engraved. Includes head- and tail- pieces; initial.
Running title: Beschreibung dess Bäyerlands.
Includes Wenceslaus Hollar's etching of Ratisbon.
Pennington, R. Descriptive catalogue of the etched work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677, 881
Includes indexes.
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+).
Collection of views and maps of the cities and towns of Bavaria and Salzburg. 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 -- Germany -- Bavaria -- Pictorial works.
Bavaria (Germany) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Bavaria (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Bavaria (Germany) -- History, Local.
Bavaria (Germany) -- Maps.
Cities and towns -- Germany -- Bavaria.
Salzburg (Austria : Land) -- Description and travel.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, engraver, printer.
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, etcher.

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