Old coloured map of Russia. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

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Antique map of the western part of Russia by Christoph Weigel. Showing the region from Scandinavia and Murmansk in the northwest, Moscow, the White Sea, Lake Onega, Lake Ladoga with St. Petersburg and the Black Sea and Caspian Sea in the south. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche. 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
TitleImperium Moscovia
Publisher, YearJohann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718
Plate Size27.6 x 34.3 cm (10.9 x 13.5 inches)
Sheet Size38.2 x 46.0 cm (15.0 x 18.1 inches)


Some staining in the right part.


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 Russia. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

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