Peter Schenk

Peter Schenk

Peter Schenk the Elder (1660-1711) moved to Amsterdam in 1675 and began to learn the art of mezzotint. In 1694 he bought some of the copperplate stock of the mapmaker Johannes Janssonius, which allowed him to specialize in the engraving and printing of maps and prints. He split his time between his Amsterdam shop and Leipzig and also sold a considerable volume of materials to London.

Peter Schenk the Elder had three sons. Peter the Younger carried on his father’s business in Leipzig while the other two, Leonard and Jan, worked in Amsterdam. Leonard engraved several maps and also carried on his father’s relationship with engraving plates for the Amsterdam edition of the Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences.


1700 - Hemisphaeriorum Tabula Carthesiana P. Schenk II

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Rare separately published world map by Pieter Schenk II, published in Amsterdam. The map consists of twin hemispheres, embellished with two small polar hemispheres and two models of the solar system, with an elaborate set of vignettes surrounding the...


1690 - Insulae Flandricae, olim Asores Dictae

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Nice example of Valk & Schenk's scarce sea chart of the Azores, published in Amsterdam in 1690. The map is oriented with north at the top and includes compass roses, sailing ships and 2 decorative cartouches. Each of the islands includes...


1705 - Tabula Mexicae et Floridae, Terrarum Anglicarum, et Anteriorum Americae Insularum; Item Cursuum et Circuituum Fluminis Mississipi Dicti

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Antique Map of The Future United States and the Spanish Main -- Important Early Depiction of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes Fine example of Schenk's decorative map of the Southeastern part of North America, Gulf Coast and the Spanish Main,...


1694 - Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova

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Valk & Schenk's edition of Jansson's highly influential map of the East Coast of North America, from the Carolinas to Nova Scotia. Jansson based his map upon Johannes De Laet's map of 1630 (created and engraved by Hessel Gerritsz of the Dutch East...


1690 - Virginiae Partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumqus regionum Nova Descriptio

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Nice example of this scarce late 17th Century map of the Southeast. Valk & Schenk's map is a rare re-issue and reworking of Jan Jansson's map of the region. Jansson's map of the Carolinas and Blaeu's map of the Carolinas are virtually...


1715 - [Indian Wars in Carolina] De gruwlyke aanvalle der Indiaanen op de Engelse in Carolina . . .

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A series of nine current event broadsides, most notably the image showing the English battling Indians in the Carolinas at the top left. The Carolina image shows a Dutch view of the Yamasee War. The full title, translated from the Dutch, reads "The...


1690 - Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia

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Fine example of the scarce Valk & Schenk map of Mexico . Gorgeous map of Mexico extending from just north of Mazatlan to Acapulco and from Tehuacan to the Sierra Madres, showing Mexico City, Puebla (Angelorum Civitas), Colima, Campostella,...


1690 - Americae Pars Meridionalis

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Nice example of Valk & Schenk's map of South America. The map provides substantial detail in South America, along with a number of vignettes showing native scenes, animals, canoes and huts. Off shore a number of sailing ships, canoes and sea...


1708 - L'Amerique Meridionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences . . . . 1708

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Decorative detailed map of South America, published in Amsterdam by Peter Schenk. The map is based upon the work of Guillaume De L'Isle, a French mapmaker to the King of France who was the most important and influential mapmaker of the early 18th...


1690 - Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae

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Nice example of this well executed late 17th Century map of Venezuela and the northeastern part of South America. Includes 2 decorative cartouches, vignettes of various indigenous animals, a compass rose and rhumb lines, etc. Originally engraved by...


1706 - Novissima Prae Caeteris aliis Accuratissima Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae Tabula . . . 1706

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Finely colored example of this rare edition of Schenk's map of the British Isles, on double thick paper. The present example is Shirley's state 2, with the date, which is rarely seen on the market, especially in such exceptional condition.


1700 - Brabantiae Ducatus; in suas praefecturas eleganter Distinctus, una cum Finitims regionibus, ac Toparchiis

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Striking map of the northern Duchy of Brabant and neighboring regions, published by Peter Schenk. The map is centered on Louvain and Tienen, with Brussels, Antwerp, Namur, Liege, Maastricht and Breda among the larger cities on the map.


1700 - [Southern Netherlands]

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Detailed map of the Southern part of Holland, published in Amsterdam circa 1700. This is the lower half of a 2 sheet map of Holland.


1700 - Tabula nova Provinciae Ultrajectinae, quam jussu Nob: hujus Dominij Ordinum Emensus esat Bernardus du Roy….

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Highly detailed map shows the land development in Gelderland, Holland, near the Zuyder Zee. The map shows Amsterdam, Gouda, Schoonhoven, Buren, Wageningen, Arnhem, Sevener, Doesburg, Zutphen and the Yssel River, centered on Amersfoort, and also...


1704 - Septendecim Provinciae Germainae Inferioris . . .

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Detailed map of the 17 provinces of the Low Countries. Includes a decorative cartouche and 17 coats of arms.