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merian Nova Totius Germaniae map

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Nova Totius Germaniae


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Original antique map


Decorative map of the Holy Roman Empire. It covers the include the modern day countries of Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic and parts of Poland and Hungary. It features a beautifully decorated title cartouche in the bottom left quadrant. The top margin features illustrations of the eight provincial coats of arms, including the imperial janiform eagle of the German Empire, the lion of Bohemia, and others. A compass rose decorates the upper left quadrant. Drawn just after the end of the Thirty Years War, it depicts the Holy Roman Empire in great detail. Various towns, cities, rivers, and other topographical elements are noted. This map is based on an earlier map of the same title drawn by William Blaeu. Matthaeus Merian was one of the most prominent members of the leading print publishing family of 17th-century Germany. CONDITION : Good. Central vertical fold as issued. Framed in gilt frame with acid free mount. NO FREE SHIPPING FOR FRAMED PRINTS.

Additional Information

artist Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650)
method Copper-line engraving with later hand-colouring
date C1649
size 195mm by 285mm (image) (frame)
SKU MP9413