Fine old color example of Pieter Schenk's rare map of Scotland.
Includes a large allegorical cartouche and coat of arms.
The map is apparently quite rare. Only one copy has appeared in a dealer catalog in the past 30 years (Potter, 2004, apparently an undated variant)
We located only the examples in the National Library of Scotland and Yale, although almost certainly there are many others. Both copies referenced bear the date of 1708.
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.