Old coloured map of Babylon, Mesopotamia and Assyria. Shows today's Syria, Iran and Iraq in biblical times. With a beautiful view of the Tower of Babel and an inset map identifies the paradise on earth. From C. Weigel's Atlas Descriptio Orbis Antique in XLIV Tabulis published in 1720.
Some soiling, a few worm traces in margin. Old colour.
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: Mesopotamiae, Assyriae, et Babyloniae Tabula.
Old coloured map of Mesopotamia, Babylon. Printed in Nuremberg in the year 1720.
Middle East - Weigel, Christoph - Mesopotamiae, Assyriae, et Babyloniae Tabula