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Creator:
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661.
Title:
Topographia vnd eigentliche Beschreibung der vornembsten Stätte, Schlösser auch anderer Plätze vnd Örter in denen Hertzogthumer̃ Braunschweig vnd Lüneburg : vnd denen dasu gehörendẽ Graffschafften, Herzschafften vnd Landen.
Alternate Title(s):
Running title: Beschreibung der Hertzogthümber Braunschweig und Lüneburg.
Published/Created:
Franckfurt : Bey Matthæi Merians S. Erbẽ, MDCLIIII [1654]
Physical Description:
220, [10] p., [136] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps, plans ; 39 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1654+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Collection of views and maps of the cities and towns of Braunschweig, the Lüneburg Region, and Lower Saxony. 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).
Engraved, historiated t.p. with coat of arms by "Mathæus Merian".
Dedication signed: Matthæi Merians dess Aeltern, Seel. Erben.
Some plates engraved by Caspar Merian, some drawn by C. Buno.
Pages 218-220 designated as: Anhang.
Includes indexes.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in 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:
Braunschweig (Germany : State) -- Description and travel.
Lower Saxony (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Lower Saxony (Germany) -- History.
Lüneburg Region (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Form/Genre:
Cityscapes.
Maps -- France.
Engravings -- 1654.
Contributors:
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, engraver, publisher.
Merian, Caspar, 1627-1686, engraver.
Buno, Konrad, -1671, ill.
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