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Harlingen, by Matthäus Merian, engraved by Nicolaes van Geelkercken. 1638

Nicolaes van Geelkercken (c.1585-1656) Cartographer, engraver and surveyor of Amsterdam and Friesland (1614-1616), Leiden (1616-1628) and Arnhem (1628-1656).


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.

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Category:  Antique maps > Europe > The Netherlands - Cities

Old, antique bird’s-eye view plan of Harlingen, by Matthäus Merian, engraved by Nicolaes van Geelkercken.

Title: Harlinghen.

Date of the first edition: 1616.
Date of this map: 1638.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 265 x 350mm (10.43 x 13.78 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Gottfried J.L. - Merian M. Newe Archontologia Cosmica, ... Frankfurt, W. Hoffmans, 1638.

Nicolaes van Geelkercken (c.1585-1656) Cartographer, engraver and surveyor of Amsterdam and Friesland (1614-1616), Leiden (1616-1628) and Arnhem (1628-1656).


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.