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Decorative double hemisphere map of the heaven, lavishly embellished with gold highlights.

The map displaysthe Northern & Southern Skies and 6 models of the solar system. This is by far the most gold highlighting we have ever seen on a map and also includes some silver highlights.

Condition Description
Old Color. Highlighted in Gold. Reinforced and repaired to support old color and cracking. Narrow top margin
Peter Schenk Biography

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.