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1690. Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae

  • Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae

Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 13678x10892 px
Disk Size: 
 22.9445MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  189.97 х 151.28
Printing at 150 dpi 
 91.19 х 72.61
Printing at 300 dpi 
 45.59 х 36.31

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Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae

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 Jan Jansson, the copperplate was later acquired by Valk & Schenk, with additional grid lines added at a later date.

The Valk & Schenk edition is by far the more scarce edition of the map.

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:
13678x10892 px
Disk:
22.9445MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Peter Schenk. Gerard Valk.
$14.99

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