Antique 1654 Map CELLE CASTLE German Engraving MATTHAUS MERIAN Kingdom Hanover

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Seller: setonyou (3,964) 100%, Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Ships to: CA & many other countries, Item: 372665202228 This auction is for an Antique 1654 German Engraving by MATTHAUS MERIAN. The engraving features Celle Castle in the German Town of Celle in Lower Saxony. The engraving has been cut and pasted to a larger backing paper (the whiter paper is the original engraving - the darker paper is the backing). The backing paper measures approximately 26 1/2 inches in length and 12 3/4 inches in height, the image (engraving) measures approximately 24 1/2 inches in length and 9 inches in height. The engraving has the expected fold marks from being the book and some minor discoloration with one small area of yellow stain (please see photos). The backing paper has some folding and minor tears and nibbles to the top edge and right side. The engraving will be shipped in an over size mailing tube. I have included this information about MATTHAUS MERIAN from Wikipedia: "Early life and marriage Born in Basel, Merian learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zürich. He next worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, and Paris, before returning to Basel in 1615. The following year he moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry, who was the son of renowned engraver and traveler Theodor de Bry. In 1617, Merian married Maria Magdalena de Bry, daughter of the publisher, and was for a time associated with the de Bry publishing house. In 1620 they moved back to Basel, but three years later returned to Frankfurt. They had four daughters and three sons. Maria Magdalena de Bry died in 1645 and the following year Matthäus married Johanna Catharina Hein. Five years later, Matthäus died, leaving his wife with two small children, Anna Maria Sibylla Merian (born 1647) who later became a pioneering naturalist and illustrator and a son, Maximilian, who died before his third birthday. Later career 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. Early in his life, he had created detailed town plans in his unique style, e.g. a plan of Basel (1615) and a plan of Paris (1615). With Martin Zeiler (1589 - 1661), a German geographer, and later (circa 1640) with his own son, Matthäus Merian (der Jüngere, i.e. "the Younger" or "Jr.") (1621 - 1687), he produced a series of Topographia. The 21-volume set was collectively known as the Topographia Germaniae. It includes numerous town plans and views, as well as maps of most countries and a World Map—it was such a popular work that it was re-issued in many editions. He also took over and completed the later parts and editions of the Grand Voyages and Petits Voyages, originally started by de Bry in 1590. Merian's work inspired the Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna by Erik Dahlberg. The German travel magazine Merian is named after him. He was also noted for the finesse of his alchemical illustrations, in books such as the Musaeum Hermeticum (1678) and Atalanta fugiens (1618). Matthäus Merian died after several years of illness in 1650 in Bad Schwalbach, near Wiesbaden. 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). I have included this information about Celle Castle from Wikipedia: History The Castle was one of the residences of the HOUSE OF BRUNSWICK-Lundeburg. This four-winged building is the largest castle in the souther Luneburg Heath region. Celle Castle is based on a fortified wall tower (Wehrturm) with the character of a water castle, that guarded a ford over the River Aller. This first fortification, called Kellu, was built by a Brunonen count around 980 AD. Another forerunner of the castle, which may have been an extension of the wall tower, was founded in 1292 by Otto the Strict. The cellar vault and the lower stories of the watch tower have survived to the present day. Its ruins lie underneath the castle theatre. Around 1315 the actual Castrum Celle was first recorded. As a consequence of the Lüneburg War of Succession, in 1378 the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg moved their Residenz from Lüneburg to Celle and began transforming the Burg, now encircled by ditches and embankments, into a Schloss. About a century later the castle was further expanded by Frederick the Pious from 1471–1478, and the castle chapel was consecrated in 1485. Ernest I the Confessor had the castle decorated from 1530 in the renaissance style. At the same time, between 1520 and 1560, the defences, in the form of ramparts and bastions, were pushed further out. At this time the castle was typical of its era, a four-winged building with a rectangular courtyard, with massive corner towers, a large main tower and characteristic features of Weser Renaissance. From 1670 onwards alterations to the castle were carried out by Duke George William, which were intended to transform the old renaissance seat into a contemporary Residenz. George William was keen on building, typical of the princes of his time, and made further changes that were intended to recall his time in Italy. The façades, that were copied from Venetian buildings, were then given their present-day appearance. Notable features include the corona of gables that encircles the roofs, and the unusual shape of the domed towers. The addition of the castle theatre and the baroque state rooms stem from this period. On the death of George William in 1705 the absolute rule of the dukes ended. The Principality of Lüneburg subsequently passed, along with the Principality of Calenberg, to the Kingdom of Hanover. The castle lost its political significance and stood empty again for a long time. From 1772 it was occupied by the British-born, Danish queen, Caroline Matilda, the daughter of Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, who had been banished to Celle as a result of her affair with Johann Friedrich Struensee of Copenhagen. The unhappy queen only lived at the Celle court until 1775 when she died at a relatively young age of scarlet fever. In the 19th century the castle was occasionally used by the Hanoverian royal household as a summer residence. As a result Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves had several interior alterations made in 1839 and 1840. During the World War I, it was used as a detention camp for officers (Offizerslager or Oflag) by the German Army. The castle today The castle still has a variety of rooms and halls that date back over different periods. The court chapel was converted after the Reformation and has been preserved almost unchanged with its renaissance architecture. The baroque-style state rooms were created under George William and have also been preserved. In the Gothic Hall there are constantly changing exhibitions and in the East Wing is a section of Celle's Bomann Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the Kingdom of Hanover. The historic castle rooms and the castle chapel, restored between 1978 and 1981, may be visited as part of a guided tour. Please see my other items! 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I will combine shipping on more than one item if safe packing will allow for it. Payment must be made within one week from end of auction. What you see in the photographs provided, is all that is included in this auction unless otherwise stated in the body of the listing - please don't assume something that is not shown, is included - all it takes is an email to ask. We try to identify the maker, composition and age of the items we sell; however, we are by no means experts in any field and this information is based solely on our general knowledge & opinions & bidders will have the final responsibility in determining the same - so PLEASE email BEFORE you bid if you need clarification on any items. Any local customs or duty costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Please keep in mind that you are bidding on used and vintage items. We will disclose any damage or defect that is not consistent with what should be expected with normal wear, and will always disclose any chips, breaks, repairs, etc. that we believe affect the usability and value of the piece over and above normal wear for the age of the item; however, we are human and as such can make mistakes - if we have made a mistake, please contact us and we will work with you to fix the problem Items are shipped from a smoke-free home. Please see above for acceptable payment methods. RETURN POLICY We only accept returns for items which we have made a material error in the description of the item. This is VERY IMPORTANT - all returned items MUST be returned via Standard Postal Service NOT FedEx or USP - plus all returns MUST have an authorization number. Thank You & Good Luck! Condition: Good Used Conditon - See description for complete condition report, Type: Map, Maker: Engraving Matthaus Merian, Original/Reproduction: Original

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