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1697. Hanc Ger[maniae et P]oloniae de[s ... ]em Serenissim [P]otentissimi Poloniae Regi August offert et inscribit Petrus Schenck

  • Hanc Ger[maniae et P]oloniae de[s ... ]em Serenissim [P]otentissimi Poloniae Regi August offert et inscribit Petrus Schenck

Hanc Ger[maniae et P]oloniae de[s ... ]em Serenissim [P]otentissimi Poloniae Regi August offert et inscribit Petrus Schenck information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 23430x14152 px
Disk Size: 
 115.453MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  325.42 х 196.56
Printing at 150 dpi 
 156.2 х 94.35
Printing at 300 dpi 
 78.1 х 47.17

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Hanc Ger[maniae et P]oloniae de[s ... ]em Serenissim [P]otentissimi Poloniae Regi August offert et inscribit Petrus Schenck

With Portrait of the King of Poland and Lithuania

Large engraved antique map of Poland, Lithuania and the Holy Roman Empire, by one of Amsterdam's most important mapmakers, Peter Schenk.

The map includes a portrait of King Augustus II the Strong, Elector Saxony, Imperial Vicar, and King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1697-1706 and again from 1709 until 1733. Somewhat strangely, the portrait obscures the engraved title of the map, making it difficult to decipher.

King Augustus's portrait is surmounted by a black eagle clutching fire and lightning.

Rarity

The map is quite scarce; we find one copy in the State Archives of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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:
23430x14152 px
Disk:
115.453MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Peter Schenk.
$21.99

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