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Creator:
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661.
Title(s):

Topographia Italiæ : das ist, warhaffte und curiöse Beschreibung von gantz Italien, ... deme beygefügt eine kurtze und aussführliche Beschreibung derer im Königreich Morea befinden vornehmsten Städte und Plätze ... alles auss denem bewährtesten, alten und neuen Scribenten, mit netten Kupffer-Abbildungen aller hauptsächlichsten Städte, Fürstl. und anderer Palläste wie auch accuraten und künstlichen Land-Karten aussgefertiget und zumersten mal heraus gegeben : nebst einem vollständigen Register.

Published/Created:
Franckfurt : In Verlegung Matthæi Merians Seel. Erben, MDCLXXXIIX [1688]
Physical Description:
[viii], 160, [11] p., 49 folded leaves of plates; 29, [3] p., 3 folded leaves of plates : ill. (engravings), maps, plans ; 39 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1688+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
With an added engraved title page.
Merian device on title page.
Half title introduces separately paged supplement: Anhang, Das ist kurtze und aussfürliche Beschreibung derer im Königreich Morea befindenden vornehmsten Städte und Plätze ...
Some plates appeared in the Zeiller-Merian Itinerarium Italiae of 1640.
Print index does not list a second plate at p. 62, a second plate at p. 136, nor the view of "Campo Vacchina" by J. Sandrart at p. 104.
Schuchhard, C. Die Zeiller-Merianschen Topographien, 99A.
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+). Has bound with it: Boissard, Jean Jacques. Topographia urbis Romæ (Franckfurt: Merians, 1681).
Collection of views and maps of the cities and towns of Italy and the Peloponnesus (Greece). 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:
Italy -- Antiquities.
Italy -- Description and travel.
Peloponnesus (Greece : Peninsula) -- Description and travel.
Peloponnesus (Greece : Peninsula) -- History.
Form/Genre:
Cityscapes.
Maps -- Italy.
Maps -- Greece -- Peloponnesus.
Engravings -- 1688.
Contributors:
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, engraver.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1621-1687, engraver, publisher.
Merian, Caspar, 1627-1686, engraver.
Zeiller, Martin, 1589-1661. Beschreibung derer im Königreich Morea.
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