1654 Matthäus Merian - large double folio - WALDENBURG in Basel Switzerland
“Wallenburg" - Waldenburg Basel-Landschaft
Copper engraving form 1654
Matthäus Merian der Ältere (or "Matthew", "the Elder", or "Sr."; 22 September 1593 – 19 June 1650) was a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house. He was a member of the patrician Basel Merian family.
Waldenburg is a municipality in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland, and the capital of the district of the same name. The prehistoric hill settlement and medieval government center of Gerstelfluh and the villa Gedeon Thommen with park are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire old village of Waldenburg is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.