Silesiae Ducatus in XVII suos Principatus et Dominia divisus stylo Chr. Weigelii Nor

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Silesiae Ducatus in XVII suos Principatus et Dominia divisus stylo Chr. Weigelii Nor


Map shows total Silesia with the cities Glogau, Liegnitz. Breslau, Oppeln und Cieszyn (Teschen). With 2 decorative cartouches.


ca. 1700


Weigel (1654-1725)

Christoph Weigel the Elder (1654-1725) was a German engraver, art dealer and publisher. Christoph Weigel learned the art of copperplate engraving in Augsburg. After various positions, including in Vienna and Frankfurt am Main, he acquired citizenship in Nuremberg in 1698. The first Weigel work from his own, successfully run publishing house in Nuremberg was Die Bilderlust from 1698. This publishing house published around 70 books and engravings during his lifetime. One of his most important works is the status book from 1698. In it, Weigel described and described more than two hundred types of handicrafts and services, each illustrated by a copper engraving, based on life. Because Weigel visited almost all the workshops himself, drew and observed on site, agreed the content of his articles with the master craftsmen and signed important equipment from the original. Weigel worked particularly brilliantly in the scraping and line manner. He was the first engraver to use a kind of machine for the underground. In Nuremberg he worked very closely with the imperial geographer and cartographer Johann Baptist Homann (1664–1724) to create his maps. His younger brother Johann Christoph Weigel ran an art dealership in Nuremberg around the same time and was also very successful.

Place of Publication Nuremberg
Dimensions (cm)32 x 37
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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