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Eberhard Werner Happel (1647–1690) was a German author of scientific and historical works. The son of a reformist Lutheran minister, he studied law, mathematics, and natural sciences in Marburg, Germany, from the 1660s to 1680s, though due to financial issues he never finished his formal education. He also tutored aristocratic families in Hessen and Hamburg during this time. Around 1680 he devoted himself to writing, publishing several works of historical fiction. He also published several historical and scientific almanacs, the most famous of which was Historia Moderna Europae, which covered recent European political history and included detailed maps and engravings. His most famous scientific work was Gröste Denkwürdigkeiten der Welt: Oder, So genannte “relationes curiosae”, which contained one of the most important early discussions of oceanographic phenomena. In later years Happel continued to be a successful and widely read author. He died in Hamburg at age 42, survived by his wife, Margarita, and four children.


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Place/Date:
Ulm / 1687
Size:
24 x 12 inches (if joined)
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39629
Place/Date:
Ulm / 1687
Size:
12 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46393
Place/Date:
Ulm / 1687 circa
Size:
11.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
62881
Place/Date:
Hamburg / 1688
Size:
12 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19578
Place/Date:
Hamburg / 1688
Size:
6.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19582
Place/Date:
Hamburg / 1688
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
42891
Place/Date:
Hamburg / 1688
Size:
8 x 13.7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58793
Place/Date:
Hamburg / 1688
Size:
8 x 13.7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58816
Place/Date:
Hamburg / 1688 circa
Size:
20.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
59086