C1706

Novissima Prae Caeteris aliis Accuratissima Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae Tabula Auctore Petri Schenk..

Scarce original hand coloured chart of the British Isles, with inset of the Faro, Shetland Orkney Islands at top right, by Peter Schenk and dated 1706 in the title cartouche.  The elaborate title cartouche comprises Royal crests and putti adorns … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Novissima Prae Caeteris aliis Accuratissima Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae Tabula Auctore Petri Schenk..

Date:

C1706

Condition:

In good condition, with minor reinforcing of oxidised verdis green hand colouring which is found on all examples with original hand colouring, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

490mm 
x 575mm
AUTHENTICITY
Novissima Prae Caeteris aliis Accuratissima Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae Tabula Auctore Petri Schenk.. - Antique Map from 1706

Genuine antique
dated:

1706

Description:

Scarce original hand coloured chart of the British Isles, with inset of the Faro, Shetland Orkney Islands at top right, by Peter Schenk and dated 1706 in the title cartouche.  The elaborate title cartouche comprises Royal crests and putti adorns the top left of the map, uncoloured as issued.

A rare issue of this map, rarely found with original period hand colouring.

References: Shirley, Printed Maps of the British Isles 1650-1750. Schenk 1, state 2.

Peter Schenk (1660 - 1718)

Born in Germany but settled in Amsterdam where he became a pupil of Gerard Valck, the engraver. In 1687 he married Valck's sister and thereafter the Schenk and Valck families were active over a long period with a wide range of interests as print sellers, publishers of books, maps, topographical and architectural drawings and globe makers.

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