Schenk & Valk’s Map of the Bay of BengalSKU: 5957
Schenk & Valk’s Map of the Bay of Bengal
Date of publication:
53.5 x 46.5 cm
Sinus Gangeticus; vulgo Golfo de Bengale nova descriptio
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.