(b. 1687, Nürnberg, d. 1765, Nürnberg)


German painter and engraver. He studied with the portrait engraver Augustin Fleischmann and attended the Nuremberg Painters Academy. He travelled in Saxony, and in 1710 arrived in Vienna and made copper engravings for Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. During the 1713 plague in Vienna he returned to Nuremberg. In 1718 he was again in Vienna and was appointed Court Engraver by the Prince of Liechtenstein. In 1721, after the death of the prince, he settled again in Nuremberg.

His numerous city views, published in several compilations, represent valuable sources for the history of urban architecture.

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