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1690. Ducatus Sleswicensis Nova Descriptio

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Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 14269x11657 px
Disk Size: 
 33.697MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  198.18 х 161.9
Printing at 150 dpi 
 95.13 х 77.71
Printing at 300 dpi 
 47.56 х 38.86

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Ducatus Sleswicensis Nova Descriptio

Nice example of Valk & Schenk's detailed map of the Schleiswig-Holstein region, published in Amsteram.

Extends from Tonningen, Rendsberg and Kiell in the south to Colding, Rypen and Hadersleben in the north.

Other larger towns include Sleswich, Flensborg, Tundee and Arenraden.

The detailed depiction of roads is unusual for a map of this period.

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.  


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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
14269x11657 px
Disk:
33.697MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Peter Schenk. Gerard Valk.
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