Insulae Canariae, olim Fortunatae Dictae

Valk & Schenk
Old coloured sea chart of the Canary Islands with Madeira. Published by Valk & Schenk in Amsterdam around 1700.

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Description

Highly decorative sea chart of the Canary Islands. Showing Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma and Madeira. Beautified with rhumb lines, compass rose and sailing ships, a figural cartouche and a mileage scale.

Details

CartographerValk & Schenk
TitleInsulae Canariae, olim Fortunatae Dictae
Publisher, YearValk & Schenk, Amsterdam, circa 1700
Plate Size42.4 x 53.0 cm (16.7 x 20.9 inches)
Sheet Size54.2 x 65.5 cm (21.3 x 25.8 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 8970:1; Broekema 132.

Condition

Centrefold backed in lower and upper margin. Very good conditions in fine original old colours.

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 sea chart of the Canary Islands with Madeira. Published by Valk & Schenk in Amsterdam around 1700.

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