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

Topographia Sueviae, das ist, Beschreib. vnd aigentliche Abcontrafeitung der fürnembste[n] Stätt vnd Plätz in Ober vnd Nider Schwaben, Herzogthum Würtenberg, Marggraffschafft Baden vnd andern zu dem hochlöbl. schwabischen Craisse gehörigen Landtschafften vnd Orten.

Additional Title(s):

Topographia Sueviae

Beschreib. vnd aigentliche Abcontrafeitung der fürnembste[n] Stätt vnd Plätz in Ober vnd Nider Schwaben, Herzogthum Würtenberg, Marggraffschafft Baden vnd andern zu dem hochlöbl. schwabischen Craisse gehörigen Landtschafften vnd Orten

Topographia Sveviae

Beschreib. und aigentliche Abcontrafeitung der fürnembste[n] Stätt und Plätz in Ober und Nider Schwaben, Herzogthum Würtenberg, Marggraffschafft Baden und andern zu dem hochlöbl. schwabischen Craisse gehörigen Landtschafften und Orten

Running title: Beschreibung dess Schwabenlands

Published/Created:
[Frankfurt am Main] : An Tag gegeben vndt verlegt durch Matthaeum Merian, Franckfurt am Maÿn, MDCXLIII [1643] [i.e. ca. 1655]
Physical Description:
[8], 232, [14] p., [109] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., 3 maps ; 34 cm (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D917.Z45 T67 1655a+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN 2006 +361: Imperfect: Final leaf (2H1, with "Verzeichnuss deren Kupfferstücken" on recto) wanting. Bookplate: Ex libris Doctoris Karl Josef Steger, Ranzoni 1950.
Text by Martin Zeiller. Cf. Wüthrich, VD 17.
Originally published in 1643 by Matthaeus Merian the elder, with plates by Merian; an appendix, published in 1654 by Merian's heirs, included additional text by Zeiller and additional plates by Caspar Merian. This new edition, printed about 1655, contains the text and plates of both the original 1643 edition and the 1654 appendix. Cf. Wüthrich.
Signatures: engr. t.p., ):(⁴(-):(1) A-2F⁴ 2G⁶ [2H1 (possibly )*(1)].
Engraved t.p.
[48] double plates and [13] single plates.
Final p. blank.
Wüthrich, L.H. Matthaeus Merian, IV, 13
VD 17, 39:131829Y
Includes index.
"Verzeichnuss deren Kupfferstücken": p. [13] 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 Swabia, Württemberg, and Baden. 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:
Baden (Germany) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Steger, Karl Josef -- Bookplate.
Swabia (Germany) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Württemberg (Germany) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Cityscapes.
Maps -- Germany.
Engravings -- 1655.
Contributors:
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650.
Merian, Matthaeus, 1621-1687.
Merian, Caspar, 1627-1686.
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