BG-03192

Antique Print of the City of Leiden by Meisner (c.1625)

  • Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1625
  • Overall size: 16 x 13 cm.
  • Image size: 14 x 10 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Leijden in Hollandt'. Old print of the city of Leiden, the Netherlands. This print originates from 'Thesaurus philopoliticus oder Politisches Schatzkästlein'. This work was originally created in the period 1623-1632 and consisted of 16 parts, first published separately and then together in 2 books of 8 parts ea. Altogether it had 830 prints'. The primary objective was the poetry and accompanying emblems with a moralising symbolism. The city views were secondary and mainly published for decoration.

Artists and Engravers: The authors of this work are Daniel Meisner (1585-1625) and Eberhart Kieser (1583-1631). Meisner was a Bohemian / German poet. Kieser a German publisher and engraver. Kieser probably engraved some of the plates himself , but he also used other well known engravers: Sebastian Furck, Georg Keller, Johann Eckard Loffler and Matthias Merian the elder.