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Description

Scarced separately published map of the Persian Empire, based upon the writings of the Dutch Orientalist Adrian Reland.

The map is the result of Reland's compilation of many of the most important contemporary and early works on the Persian Empire.

The map provides one of the most unique and detailed maps of the Persian Empire, at the beginning of the 18th Century.

Includes a dedicatory cartouche to Nicolas Witsen.

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.