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View of Antiquera, Andalusia.

MEISSNER Daniel, Eberhard Kieser. Eberhard Kieser Antequera. Antiquera. Gra. Nuremberg Paulus Fürst 1638
Copper engraved view of Antiquera, Andalusia engraved by Eberhard Kieser for Daniel Meissner from Thesaurus philo-politicus, edition of Paulus Fürst Libellus novus politicus emblematicus civitatum. Black & white; text in Latin and German below image. From the 7th part numbered "G".
View of Antequera with owls to the foreground, probably an allegorical reference to Antequera as the founding city of the Spanish Renaissance; above Latin tag: Semper Præsto esse Infortuniumbelow a moral text by the poet Daniel Meissner. Dark impression; light spot to upper left of image.

Daniel Meissner 1585-1625
His most important work was Thesaurus Philo-Politicus, a collection of city views beside the well known works of Merian, Braun & Hogenberg and Münster. First published in 1623 in Frankfurt am Main by Eberhard Kieser titled Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist: Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren unnd bestendiger Freundwith total 52 views. Followed by the second edition between 1624 and 1631 with 416 views and finally the third edition 1638-43 with new title Libellus novus politicus emblematicus civitatumby Paulus Fürst with around 830 views. The engravings of cities, villages, monasteries and castles showing the places before Thirty Years' War
98 by 147mm (3¾ by 5¾ inches).   ref: 3026  €120

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