Weigel, Johann Christoph


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 the publishing house in Nuremberg and produced more than 70 books and a lot of engravings.

After the death of Johann Weigel and untill 1734 his publishing business was followed by his widow - she published many of Christoph Weigel works.

Most well-known are his publications with descriptions of ships, armory and series of heraldic calendars.

A  map of Transcaucasia from the historical atlas "Senca Historiarum Orientalis Quinti Seculi P.N. Chr." by Johann Christoph Weigel, dated circa 1720 is stored in the collection section Maps.