Weigel, Christoph Tabula Topographica Athenarum veterum et novarum. Auctore Fr. Vincentino Coronelli, Ord. Min. et Cosmographo Veneto. recusa a C. Weigelio Norimb. C. Priv. S.C.M. Nuernberg, C. Weigel, c. 1719 [32 x 41,4 cm]
Copper engraving, hand colored in wash and outline, when published. Decorative detailled bird’s map showing the ‘antique Athens’ with its surroundings. A highly decorative map of the antique Athens with many engraved antiquities (temples, aquaducts, gymnasiums, etc.) The cartographer Christoph Weigel worked around 1719 in Nuernberg and his maps are showing the typical style of this period in mapmaking in Southern German. He worked very close as with Johann B. Homann in Nuernberg. All his maps were handcolored in outline and decorative body color immediatelly in his printing house, after they were printed.