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MERIAN, Matthaus.


Published: Johann Ludwig Gottfried's Archontologia Cosmica. Frankfurt. c1635.

Stock code: 54582

Price: £175

Sale Price: £70

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An attractive map/bird’s eye view of Algiers showing the city walls, the moat, outlying forts and settlements, by Matthew Merian. Merian was not only a publisher, but an accomplished engraver in his own right. Born in Basel, Switzerland, he spent most of his life in Frankfurt where he met and married Theodore de Bry’s daughter.

Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Size: 35 x 22 cm. (14 x 8 inches).

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