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Zeiller, Martin, 1589–1661
M. Z. Topographia Electorat Brandenburgici et Ducatus Pomeraniae, das ist, Beschreibung der vornembsten und bekantisten Stätte und Plätz in dem hochlöblichsten Churfürstenthum und March Brandenburg, und dem Hertzogtum Pommeren : zu sampt einem doppelten Anhang: 1. Vom Lande Preussen unnd Pomerellen, 2. Von Lifflande unnd selbige beruffenisten Orten.
Additional Title(s):

Topographia Electorat Brandenburgici et Ducatus Pomeraniae

Beschreibung der vornembsten und bekantisten Stätte und Plätz in dem hochlöblichsten Churfürstenthum und March Brandenburg, und dem Hertzogtum Pommeren

Running title: Beschreibung Brandenburgs, Pommeren, ec.
[Franckfurt am Main] : in Druck gegeben unndt verlegt durch Matthaei Merian seel. Erben, [1652]
Physical Description:
129, [7], 53, [3], 36, [2] p., [59] folded leaves of plates : ill., maps, plans ; 39 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1652+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Includes large double-plate views of Stralsund & Danzig; engraved t.p.: Mathaus Merian Iunior Inventor Melchior Küsell fecit; signed plates by Matthaeus & Caspar Merian, designs by Joh. Gregor Memhard, Erich Jönson, Carl Henrich von Osten, Joh. Staud.
Dedication signed: Matthæi Meriani, dess Eltern, seel. hinterbliebene samptliche Erben, and dated 14. Aprilis, im Jahr Christi 1652.
Engraved, historiated t.p.; each of the three sections has a half-title.
Schuchhard, C. Die Zeiller-Merianschen Topographien, 60A
German Baroque literature no. 2775
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 Brandenburg, Pomerania, Prussia, Pomerelia, and Livonia. 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:
Brandenburg (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Livonia -- Description and travel.
Pomerania (Poland and Germany) -- Description and travel.
Pomerelia (Poland) -- Description and travel.
Prussia, East (Poland and Russia) -- Description and travel.
Prussia, West (Poland) -- Description and travel.
Maps -- France.
Engravings -- 1652.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1621-1687, engraver.
Merian, Caspar, 1627-1686, engraver.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, engraver.
Küsel, Melchior, 1626-1683, illustrator.
Memhard, Johann Gregor, illustrator.

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