Insulae Corsicae Nova & accurata Descriptio

Valk & Schenk
Old coloured map of Corse, Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by P. Schenk & G. Valk circa 1700.

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Description

Beautiful old coloured engraved map of Corsica. Decorated with several sailing ships, sea monsters, a figurative text cartouche, a coat of arms and a mileage scale surrounded by Aquarius and putti.

Details

CartographerValk & Schenk
TitleInsulae Corsicae Nova & accurata Descriptio
Publisher, YearP. Schenk & G. Valk, Amsterdam, circa 1700
Plate Size38.3 x 49.8 cm (15.1 x 19.6 inches)
Sheet Size53.7 x 62.5 cm (21.1 x 24.6 inches)
ReferenceCervoni, F.: Image de la Corse: 120 cartes de la Corse des origines à 1831, No. 41

Condition

A very clean and well preserved copy. Very wide margin. Library stamp on verso.

Cartographer

Gerard Valk and his son Leonard were dutch engravers, globe makers and publishers in Amsterdam at end of the 17th century. The Valck family had a close relation to the Schenk family, since Pieter Schenk married Valk's sister in 1687.

Pieter Schenk, a Dutch engraver and publisher, was born 1655 in Elberfeld, Germany. He settled to Amsterdam and became a scholar of Gerhard Valk. He died in 1718.

The Valck and Schenk families where active as print sellers, publishers and printers of maps, atlases and architectural drawings as well globes. They reissued several maps of Janssonius' Atlas Novus from 1683 to 94 and published an Atlas titled Nova totius Geographia in 1702. Their Atlas Anglois was published in London by Mortier.

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Old coloured map of Corse, Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by P. Schenk & G. Valk circa 1700.

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