Schenk & Valk’s Map of SyriaSKU: 8597
Schenk & Valk’s Map of Syria
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43.5 x 52 cm
Syriae sive Soriae, nova et accurata descriptio.
Copper engraving, 43.5 x 52 cm, original hand colour, trivial waterstaining to the outer margins, not approaching the printed area; blank verso.
Petrus Schenk and Gerard Valk often worked in partnership, towards the end of the Dutch Golden Age, when the United Provinces still led Europe in the field of map-making. Together they purchased the surviving copper printing plates of the famous Janssonius firm, among others, and reissued them under their own imprint. This map, covering the region of Syria in antiquity, was originally issued by Janssonius in the late 1650s.