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Number: 3830
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Algiers, Algeria
Year of Origin: 1646
Title: Algier
Sub-Title:
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Frankfurt
Height: 21.4
Width: 34.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale:
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Matthaeus/Matthaus Merian
Engraver:
Publisher: J. Gottfried
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 36.8
Southernmost Latitude: 36.7
Westernmost Longitude: 3.1
Easternmost Longitude: 3.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [source Swaen/Joppen 11.24.20] From J. Gottfried's "Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica".; Matthaus Merian the Elder was born September 22nd, 1593 in Basel. He studied drawing and copper engraving from the engraver Friedrich Meyer in Zurich. 1619 he went to Frankfurt where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry, whose daughter he married. He took over and completed the editions of 'Grand Voyages and Petit Voyages' which de Bry started in 1590. Together with Martin Zeiller he produced the popular series of 'Topographia' with total 21 volumes. The work was continued by his sons Matthaus the Younger and Caspar. Merian died June 19th, 1650 in Bad Schwalbach.
Last updated: Apr 19, 2021