365 years ago on November 9, Johann Christoph Weigel - the famous cartographer, engraver and publisher was born
Johann Christoph Weigel, known as Christoph Weigel, Senior - a jeweler, copper engraver, author of book illustrations and title pages, well-known cartographer, art dealer and publisher. In 1698, he founded his publishing house in Nuremberg and published over 70 books and many prints. His maps and magnificent engraved publications are known throughout the world. K. Weigel masterfully worked in the technique of chisel engraving was a brilliant master of line.