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Zeiller, Martin, 1589–1661

Topographia Westphaliae : das ist, Beschreibung der vornembsten, vnd bekantisten Stätte, vnd Plätz, im hochlöbl. westphälischen Craisse.

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Beschreibung der vornembsten, vnd bekantisten Stätte, vnd Plätz, im hochlöbl. westphälischen Craisse

[Frankfurt am Main] : An Tag gegeben, von Matthaeo Merian, [1647]
Physical Description:
94, [6] p., [51] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (engravings), maps, plans ; 32 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1647+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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BEIN 2001 +124: Imperfect: Engraved t.p. badly mutilated; [12] plates wanting. 17th cent. ms. annotations.
Includes Wenceslaus Hollar's etching of Roerort. The views of Emmerich, Herford, and Minden have been incorrectly attributed to Hollar. See: Pennington.
Engraved, historiated title page.
Signatures: A⁶ B-M⁴.
Pages 73-94 captioned: Anhang.
Schuchard, C. Zeiller-Merianschen Topographien, 49A
Pennington, R. Descriptive catalogue of the etched work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677, 770
Index: p. [1]-[4] at end.
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 the cities and towns of Westphalia. 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:
Westphalia (Germany) -- Description and travel.
Westphalia (Germany) -- History.
Westphalia (Germany) -- Maps.
Annotations (Provenance)
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650, publisher.
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, etcher.

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