Detailed map of Southeast Asia and the North Coast of Australia, published in Amsterdam by Nicolas Visscher, with this edition reissued at the beginning of the 18th century by Peter Schenk.
The map extends from India and the Maldives in the west, to New Guinea and the southern coast of Japan in the east, and is centered the Straits of Malacca and the Malay Peninsula.
The treatment of Australia is of great interest, with a number of placenames on the Northern Coast, but only a tentative passage between Australia and New Guinea.
Includes a lively cartouche, compass rose, and rhumb lines.
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.