copper engraver ->Matthaeus Merian the Elder (1593-50), mother Maria Magdalena, née de Bry
halfsister -> Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & brother Matthaeus Merian the younger (1621-87 http://viaf.org/viaf/9861272), both illustrator & engr.
Matthaeus Merian et al. (eds.) Topographia Germaniae & Theatrum Europaeum; Wahrmund Jocoserius, pseud.: Wol-geschliffener Narren-Spiegel, 1710 ; John Jonston (1603-1675): Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI, 1657
wiht his father ->Matthaeus Merian the Elder (1593-1550) ; with his sister-> Sybilla Merian ; -> Bartholomäus Kilian (1630-1696) in Frankfurt ; draughtsman ->Clemens Beuttler ;
topographical drawing, copperplate engraving, and painting ; hand-coloring
Active in Paris, Nuremberg, and since 1650 in Frankfurt; mostly known for his illustrations in Topographia Germaniae & Theatrum Europaeum.; he lived since 1672 in Wertheim, since 1677 in Holland in a community of Labadistes.