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Author: Weigel, Christopher
Date published: 1720 circaCopper engraving:48.3cms x 37.2cms ; 390mm x 324mm. Map with view in the foreground of the Exodus scene, depicting the encampment of the 12 Tribes of Israel around the enclosure containing the Ark of the Covenant. In the foreground, Israelites gather manna fallen from the heavens. A letter key identifies the tribal encampments and other major sites. Edges ragged and one split 2.3cms bottom centrefold ; brown ink 'sec Lamy' bottom right margin and ink number '32' top right above neatline in the same old hand else good condition. Christoph Weigel ( 1654 - 1725) was a German goldsmith, printer, and engraver based in Nuremburg. Weigel established his own firm in Nuremburg. He is known to have worked closely with the most august Nuremburg map publishers J. B. Homann and the printer, Kohler. On his death in 1725, control of the firm passed to his widow, who published a number of Weigel's maps and atlases posthumously.