This print shows a Women’s uprising against a new grain tax from the city of Delft to finance their port expansion. A book illustration. German text on reverse.
Made by Matthaeus Merian after Gottfried.
Medium: Engraving on Hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 17.1 x 10.5 cm (6.73 x 4.13 inch). Image size: 14 x 10 cm. (5.51 x 3.94 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Brownish. Paperloss in left lower corner. Fold in upper left corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
WOMEN UPRISING-GRAIN TAX-DELFT-PORT EXPANSION-WOMEN FIGHTING | RB-A7-18
This attractive print was published in an unidentified edition of Johann Ludwig Gottfried, “Historische Chronick (…)”, Frankfurt a. Main, 1630, p. 1178.
Biography engraver: 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.