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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: Lüneburg
- Size: 325 by 381mm (12 by 15 inches).
- Stock number: 19497
- Condition: In excellent condition. 325 by 381mm (12 by 15 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. This map shows us the duchy of Lüneburg. In the right upper corner we find the title cartouche and as well an allegoric hunting scene. Inside the map are many place names, streets, woods and mountains. In the lower left corner we see a mileage scale. 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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