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

Topographia Superioris Saxoniæ, Thüringiæ, Misniæ, Lusatiæ, etc : das ist, Beschreibung der vornen vnd bekantesten Stätt vnd Plätz in Churfürstenthum Sachsen, Thüringen, Meissen, Ober vnd Nider Laussnitz, vnd einverleibten Landen, auch in andern zu dem hochlöblichsten sächsischen Craisse gehörigen Fürstentumen (ausser Brandenburg vnd Pommeren) Graff: vnd Herrschafften, etc.

Additional Title(s):

Beschreibung der vornen vnd bekantesten Stätt vnd Plätz in Churfürstenthum Sachsen, Thüringen, Meissen, Ober vnd Nider Laussnitz, vnd einverleibten Landen : auch in andern zu dem hochlöblichsten sächsischen Craisse gehörigen Fürstentumen (ausser Brandenburg vnd Pommeren) Graff: vnd Herrschafften, etc

Published/Created:
In Franckfurt : Herausgegeben vnd verlegt durch Matthæum Merian, MDCL [1650]
Physical Description:
[4], 210, [14] p., [62] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (engravings), maps, plans ; 39 cm (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1650a+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Unlisted plate by C. Merian of the Lust-Gartens zu Weimar accompanies listed plate of the Residentz.
Schuchhard, C. Die Zeiller-Merianschen Topographien, 58A
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+).
Collection of views and maps of Lower Saxony and Cologne. 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:
Lusatia (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Saxony (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Thuringia (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Form/Genre:
Cityscapes.
Maps -- Germany.
Engravings -- 1650.
Contributors:
Merian, Caspar, 1627-1686, engraver.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, engraver, publisher.
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