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Description

Nice example of Valk and Schenk's map of Yorkshire, published in Amsterdam at the end of the 17th-century. The map centers on York and shows a large swath of northeastern England in fine detail.

The map includes extensive information, with cities, towns, roads, rivers, enclosures, forests, and much more all shown. The map includes two decorative cartouches, a number of sailing ships, and a sea monster. Cities shown on the map include York, Hull, Leeds, Halifax, Bradford, and Sheffield. To the west of the map are the imposing mountains of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales. Some hills are particularly overexaggerated in their stature, which further adds to the allure of the map.

This map represents a later state of a map of the same name first published by Jan Jansson sometime around 1646. The map draws its geographical sourcing from the John Speed map of the same region.