L'Stats de Pologne Palatinats; Regni Poloniae Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae
by SCHENK, Petrus
Amsterdam: Petrus Schenk. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. 21" x 25". Rare map of the Polish empire in the early 18th century in high detail. Spans from Posnan in the west to Smolensko in the east, and from what is modern day Estonia in the north, down to the Kingdom of Hungary in the south. Worm holes and stains to margins. Petrus Schenk (c.1660-1711) was a German engraver and cartographer. He began his training in Amsterdam in the art of mezzotint and soon began working closely with Gerard Valck. The two took advantage of the bustling cartographic trade in the city and quickly expanded their business from portraits and prints into maps and globes. In 1700, Schenk grew the business further by moving to Leipzig, Germany and opening a shop. As his sons and grandson returned to the Netherlands to become active engravers as well, the Schenk firm developed into one of the best-known publishing houses in 18th-century Amsterdam. This map attests to Schenk's prolific production and skill in both cartographic artistry and business. (Inventory #: 291737)
Americana, Art, Autographs, First Editions, Modern First Editions, Maps & Prints, Medicine & Science, Out-of-Print
Shipping & Return Policies
All items are offered net, subject to prior sale. Returns accepted within 7 days of receipt--please contact us first. Payment by Visa , Mastercard & American Express. Appropriate sales tax will be added for all N.Y. State residents
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.