This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product? (#27532)

Sloten and Workum by Matthäus Merian 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 1618 he marries 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, and 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 originally started by de Bry in 1590. Matthäus Merian died after in 1650 in Bad Schwalbach near Wiesbaden.

back

Sloten [On sheet with :] Worcum.

€300  ($363 / £258)
add to cart
questions?

Item Number:  27532
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Netherlands - Cities

Two old, antique bird's-eye view plans by Matthäus Merian: Sloten and Workum, engraved by Nicolaes van Geelkercken.

Twee oud, antieke plannen in vogelperspectief door Matthäus Merian: Sloten en Workum, gegraveerd door Nicolaes van Geelkercken.

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

Engraver: Nicolaes van Geelkercken (c. 1585 - 1656)

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 28 x 36.5cm (10.9 x 14.2 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Short side margins.
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 1618 he marries 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, and 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 originally started by de Bry in 1590. Matthäus Merian died after in 1650 in Bad Schwalbach near Wiesbaden.