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Description

Old color example on double thick paper of Schenk's map of the Ottoman Empire, based upon an earlier map by Sanson.

Excellent detail from Italy to the Caspian Sea and the Saudi Peninsula, centered on Cyprus, Asia Minor and the Black Sea.

Condition Description
Corners reinforced, with some minor loss, expertly repaired on the verso. Minor loss at lower centerfold. The map has been archivally backed to reinforce some minor paper weakness and the repairs.
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.