Novissima Tabula Regionis Ludovicianae Gallice dictae la Louisiane...

Christoph Weigel (*1654 - 1725)
Old coloured map of Colonial French Louisiana. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner circa 1730.

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Scarce map of Northeastern America by Christoph Weigel. Showing the entire east of the United States with today's Texas in the west. The map is based on the important map by G. de l'Isle from 1718. The Gulf region and Mississippi are very detailed. The exploration routes of Denis, Tonty, Cavelier, Moscoso and De Soto are shown. The title cartouche shows two persons with a chest full of coins and a stock certificate, in reference to the famous Mississippi Bubble. 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.

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CartographerChristoph Weigel
TitleNovissima Tabula Regionis Ludovicianae Gallice dictae la Louisiane...
Publisher, YearJohann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, circa 1730
Plate Size31.7 x 41.7 cm (12.5 x 16.4 inches)
Sheet Size36.8 x 47.0 cm (14.5 x 18.5 inches)

Condition

Very good condition.

Cartographer

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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Christoph Weigel: Novissima Tabula Regionis Ludovicianae Gallice dictae la Louisiane....
Old coloured map of Colonial French Louisiana. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner circa 1730.

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