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- Published: Chr. Weigel. , Nürnberg
- Published date: 1719
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Issue date: 1719
- Category: France
- Size: 277 by 343mm (11 by 13 inches).
- Stock number: 18559
- Condition: Still in very good condition, small loss of printed surface at the right side (in Switzerland). 277 by 343mm (11 by 13 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. This highly detailed map shows France divided up into its provinces. The map provides a lot of information on place names, rivers, mountains, etc. The various French provinces are hand colored in period wash and outline colors. Johann Christoph Weigel, known as Christoph Weigel the Elder (9 November 1654 – 5 February 1725), was a German engraver, art dealer and publisher. He was born at Redwitz, Free imperial city of Eger in Egerland, and died in Nuremberg, aged 70. The cartographer Weigel worked around 1719 in Nürnberg and his maps are showing the typical style of this period in map making in Southern German. He worked very close as with Johann B. Homann in Nürnberg. All his maps were hand colored in outline and decorative body color immediatelly in his printing house, after they were printed.
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