Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

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Antique map of Africa by Christoph Weigel. Parts of the geographic information are already shown accurately, others are still based on the Ptolemaic maps, such as the source of the Nile in the Lakes Zaire and Zaflan. From Bequemer Schul- und Reisen-Atlas also titled Atlas scholasticus et itinerarius by Christoph Weigel. Weigel's well-known travel atlas, which he published in collaboration with Professor Johann David Köhler.


CartographerChristoph Weigel
TitleAfricae Tabula
Publisher, YearJohann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718
Plate Size27.6 x 34.2 cm (10.9 x 13.5 inches)
Sheet Size34.3 x 42.0 cm (13.5 x 16.5 inches)


Waterstained in upper margin. Very good condition.


Christoph Weigel the Elder was an engraver and publisher active in Nuremberg in the early 1700s. During his lifetime he published 70 books and series of engravings, including the atlas Descriptio Orbis Antique in XLIV tabulis published in 1720. For his geographical works and maps, he worked closely together with the highly successful Nuremberg cartographer Johann Baptist Homann. His younger brother, Johann Christoph Weigel (1661-1726) also known as Christoph Weigel the Younger, worked as well as an engraver and publisher in Nuremberg. Weigel's company was continued by his wife when he died in 1725.

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Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

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