Schenk & Valk’s Map of the Bay of Bengal

£650.00

Sinus Gangeticus; vulgo Golfo de Bengale nova descriptio

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Copper engraving, 53.5 x 46.5 cms, original hand-colour, closed centrefold split, blank verso. Map of the Bay of Bengal, with north oriented to the right. 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.

Title

Schenk & Valk’s Map of the Bay of Bengal

Mapmaker(s)

Janssonius, Joannes, SCHENK, Petrus, VALK, Gerard

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Date of publication

c.1700

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

53.5 x 46.5 cm