book of engravings Merian published based on the famous Dance of the Dead in Basel. Merian created some of his own compositions but he also engraved lots of work by other people.
Theatrum Europaeum, a yearbook of events that Merian founded in 1629 and published until 1650, when it was taken over by others. Since this was the era of the Thirty Years War and assorted climatic catastrophes, there was plenty of news to report in each volume. Above, the Defenestration of Prague, 1618, in which two leading Catholic noblemen were tossed out of a window to the cheers of a Protestant mob. This is the most famous illustration of the event, done by Merian in the 1630s. Not sure why it appeared in a yearbook at that date; perhaps for background to some other story, or perhaps because the woodcut on which this is based had just come into Merian's hands.