This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product? (#18393)

Authenticity Guarantee
All items are guaranteed authentic prints (woodcuts or engravings) or manuscripts made at or about (c.) the given date and in good condition unless stated otherwise. We don’t sell facsimiles or reproductions. We deliver every map with a Certificate of Authenticity containing all the details.

Leuven (Louvain) by Merian C. 1659

Matthäus Merian the Elder (1593-1650)

Matthäus Merian, the leading German illustrator of the 17th century, was born in Basel in 1593. He learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zurich and subsequently worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, Paris, and the Low Countries. In 1618 he went to Frankfurt, wherein in 1618, he married the eldest daughter of J.T. de Bry, publisher and engraver. After de Bry died in 1623, he took over his business. De Bry’s business remained in Merian’s family until 1726, when a fire destroyed it. In 1635 he began the series Theatrum Europaeum. Between 1642 and 1688, he published Martin Zeiller’s Topographia Germaniae, with more than 2,000 plates etched and engraved by himself and his sons Matthäus and Caspar. He also took over and completed the later parts and editions of the Grand Voyages and Petits Voyages, initially started by de Bry in 1590. Matthäus Merian died after in 1650 in Bad Schwalbach near Wiesbaden.

back

Löven.

€300  ($324 / £255)
add to cart
Buy now
questions?
PRINT

Item Number:  18393 Authenticity Guarantee

Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Belgium - Cities

Old antique panoramic view of Leuven (Louvain) by Merian M.

Title: Löven.

Date of the first edition: 1659.
Date of this map: 1659.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 135 x 510mm (5.31 x 20.08 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: M. Merian & M. Zeiller, Topographia Germaniae Inferioris. Frankfurt, 1659.

Matthäus Merian the Elder (1593-1650)

Matthäus Merian, the leading German illustrator of the 17th century, was born in Basel in 1593. He learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zurich and subsequently worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, Paris, and the Low Countries. In 1618 he went to Frankfurt, wherein in 1618, he married the eldest daughter of J.T. de Bry, publisher and engraver. After de Bry died in 1623, he took over his business. De Bry’s business remained in Merian’s family until 1726, when a fire destroyed it. In 1635 he began the series Theatrum Europaeum. Between 1642 and 1688, he published Martin Zeiller’s Topographia Germaniae, with more than 2,000 plates etched and engraved by himself and his sons Matthäus and Caspar. He also took over and completed the later parts and editions of the Grand Voyages and Petits Voyages, initially started by de Bry in 1590. Matthäus Merian died after in 1650 in Bad Schwalbach near Wiesbaden.

References: Fauser - 7598

Related items

Leuven, by N. Visscher & P.H. Schut.

Loeven. 1656
Leuven, by N. Visscher & P.H. Schut.
[Item number: 6995]

€500  ($540 / £425)
Leuven by Ludovico Guicciardini.

Leuven. 1613
Leuven by Ludovico Guicciardini.
[Item number: 16739]

€280  ($302.4 / £238)
Louvain Town hall (Leuven Stadhuis) by Granello L.

Hotel de Ville de Louvain. - Town Hall at Louvain. c. 1846
Louvain Town hall (Leuven Stadhuis) by Granello L.
[Item number: 21827]

€280  ($302.4 / £238)
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain), and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Tshertogenbosch - Buscumducis oppidum ludo Literario, ... [on sheet with] Loeven - Lovanium Perantiqua Brabantiae urbs ... [and] Machelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlin ... 1599
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain), and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 23224]

€850  ($918 / £722.5)
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain) and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Tshertogenbosch - Buscumducis oppidum ludo Literario, ... [on sheet with] Loeven - Lovanium Perantiqua Brabantiae urbs ... [and] Machelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlin ... 1582
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain) and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 16669]

€600  ($648 / £510)
Leuven by J. Janssonius.

Lovanium vulgo Loven. 1657
Leuven by J. Janssonius.
[Item number: 25892]

€520  ($561.6 / £442)
Leuven (Louvain) by Ludovico Guicciardini.

Louvain. 1567
Leuven (Louvain) by Ludovico Guicciardini.
[Item number: 28305]

€380  ($410.4 / £323)
Leuven by Joan Blaeu.

Lovanium vulgo Loven. 1649
Leuven by Joan Blaeu.
[Item number: 29726]

€1450  ($1566 / £1232.5)
Louvain by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.

Important plan.
Loeven - Lovanium, Brabanticarum urbium caput, unica Musarum ac praestantissimorum artium sedes, optatissimimque domicilium. 1599
Louvain by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 29977]

€1200  ($1296 / £1020)
Leuven by Lodovico Guicciardini.

Leuven - Lovanium Brabanticarum urbium caput unica Musaru[m] ac prestantißimarum artium sedes optantißimumque domiciliu[m]. 1609
Leuven by Lodovico Guicciardini.
[Item number: 30081]

€300  ($324 / £255)