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Description

Scarce Pieter Schenk map of Poland, which is attributed to an earlier map published by Sanson.

The map extends to the Black Sea and Vienna in the south and to Estonia in the north, exhibiting the strong engraving style of Schenk's early work.

The map is scarce on the market.

Condition Description
Lower corners and side margins reinforced, with some loss, which has been expertly restored. Minor repairs at the top center margin. The whole map has been backed with a thin sheet of archival paper to support the repairs and minor paper weakness.
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.