Antique Print-BIBLE-LANDSCAPE-Merian-1682

Price: € 29,50

Subject: Antique print, untitled. Building city walls (Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Book of Nehemiah 3).
Condition: Good, given age. Margins cropped close to the platemark. Left margin faintly stained. Letterpress on verso. A faint pencil annotation in the lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 15.9 x 12.1 cm. The image size is ca. 15 x 11.4 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 6.3 x 4.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.9 x 4.5 inch.
Part Number: 52991
Location: C301-19
Description: From: "Bijbel Printen, Vertoonende de voornaemste historien der Heylige Schrifture", publ.: Amsterdam, Nicolaes Visscher: [1682]. Ref: IconClass 71R32.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Matthaus Merian' after an anonymous artist. Matthaus Merian the Elder (1593-1650) learned the art of copper engraving in Zurich. He worked in various places throughout Europe, before returning to Basel in 1615. He moved to Frankfurt in Germany and worked for Johann Theodor de Bry, son of Theodor de Bry. Merian married de Bry's daughter Maria Magdalena, and continued to work for De Bry for a period. From 1623 Merian ran the publishing house of De Bry, after his father-in-law's death. He is mainly known for his Topographia Germaniae, a 21-volume town and country atlas which he produced with his son Matthaus the Younger.