Liebenau historic town view 17th century by Merian 1654
Description: Historic town view of Libenau near Nienburg Lower Saxony Germany in full hand coloring. The print is 17th century and copperplate engraved.
Map maker: Matthäus Merian der Altere
(Basel, 22 September 1593 - Bad Schwalbach, 19 June 1650)
In 1623 Merian took over the publishing house of his father-in-law after de Bry's death. In 1626 he became a citizen of Frankfurt and could henceforth work as an independent publisher. He spent most of his working life in Frankfurt.
After his death, his sons Matthäus Jr. and Caspar took over the publishing house. They continued publishing the Topographia Germaniae and the Theatrum Europaeum under the name Merian Erben (i.e. Merian Heirs).
Original copper plate engraving, with hand coloring.
Size: Sheet app.: 38 x 33 cm. 15 x 13 inches. Image app.: 33 x 19.5 cm. 13 x 7.75 inches. Condition: View overall very good, fold as published.