AFRICAE EMENDATA DESCRIPTIO

£95

Rare and attractive Weigel map published by Adam Friedrich Zurner in Nuremberg.

Map of Africa with many details including 'Terra Incognita'.

The cartouche shows an African king.

Original colour

Slight mark of the hand colour

Very good condition

code : M4437

Cartographer : WEIGEL Christoph

Date : 1745

Size : 12*17.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £95

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Christoph Weigel (c.1654-1725) and his relation Johann Weigel worked out of Nuremberg in the first half of the eighteenth century. Weigel is also known for a number of maps featuring in Faber’s “Atlas Scholasticus” (1718) and also the “Schul- Und Reisen Atlas”, produced in conjunction with JD Köhler.

Weigel was also involved with Köhler’s “Descriptio Orbis Antiqui” published c.1720. This volume contained in total forty four well engraved maps of the ancient world, many decorated with vignettes illustrating coins, medallions and mythological scenes.