Circulus Franconicus ad Occidentem vergens cum regionibus contiguis. Curante Christophoro Weigelio.
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- Published: Chr. Weigel. , Nürnberg
- Published date: 1720
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Issue date: 1720-40
- Category: Circle of Franconia (western part)
- Size: 383 by 333mm (15 by 13 inches).
- Stock number: 19506
- Condition: In excellent condition. 383 by 333mm (15 by 13 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. The map shows the area between Marburg in the north to Stuttgart in the south. Andrernach near Coblenz in the west to Krautheim in the east. In the lower left corner a monument with an inscription and signs accompanied by allegorical figures, in a map frame geographical coordinates. 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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