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Praelii. Inter sereniss. Suecor: Regem et Saxoniae electorem nec non Catholicae.
Artist: Merian Matthäus ca ; issued in: Frankfurt on Main; date: ca1640 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition, printed on two sheets and joined together; - size (in cm): 27,5 x 70; - description: Representation of the battle near Leipzig.The Battle of Breitenfeld (German: Schlacht bei Breitenfeld, Swedish: Slaget vid Breitenfeld ) or First Battle of Breitenfeld (sometimes First Breitenfeld and in older texts Battle of Leipzig), was fought at a crossroads near Breitenfeld approximately five miles north-west of the walled city of Leipzig on September 17, 1631.It was the Protestants first major victory of the Thirty Years War.; - vita of the artist: Matthäus Merian (1593 ? 1650) , born in Basel, learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zurich and subsequently 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. He married his daughter, Maria Magdalena 1617. In 1620 they moved back to Basel, only to return three years later to Frankfurt, where Merian took over the publishing house of his father-in-law after de Bry's death in 1623. In 1626 he became a citizen of Frankfurt and could henceforth work as an independent publisher. He is the father of Maria Sibylla Merian, who later published her the famous and wellknown studies of flowers, insects and butterflies.
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