Abbildung des Stuck-Schiesens, so auf Gnädigen Befehl eines Höchlöb Magistrats der...

Christoph Weigel (*1654 - 1725)
Copper engraving of a military scene. Nuremberg. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner circa 1730.

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Depiction of military shooting exercises in 1729. In the background a view of the city of Nuremberg. Engraving 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
TitleAbbildung des Stuck-Schiesens, so auf Gnädigen Befehl eines Höchlöb Magistrats der Freyen Reichs Stadt Nürnberg: Ao. 1729 den 11. Juny hinder den Schiesplatz gehalten worden.
Publisher, YearJohann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, circa 1730
Plate Size30.7 x 41.6 cm (12.1 x 16.4 inches)
Sheet Size35.5 x 45.3 cm (14.0 x 17.8 inches)

Condition

Several larger tears backed.

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: Abbildung des Stuck-Schiesens, so auf Gnädigen Befehl eines Höchlöb Magistrats der Freyen Reichs Stadt Nürnberg: Ao.....
Copper engraving of a military scene. Nuremberg. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner circa 1730.

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