Engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 15 cm. The image size is ca. 16 x 12 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 5.9 inch. The image size is ca. 6.3 x 4.7 inch.
Original antique print, untitled. It shows: a farm village with two goats and three chickens. From an unidentified, longer series of views, published ca. 1610. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: This print by Matthaus Merian. 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.
Condition: Good, given age. Some small stains in the margins. Creases from the right margin into the image. A closed tear from the top margin into the image. A weak spot in the lower right margin corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully, as it accurately reflects the condition of the print.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-LANDSCAPE-FARM VILLAGE-GOAT-CHICKEN-MATTHAUS MERIAN