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.
Insulae Canariae, olim Fortunatae Dictae
Valk & Schenk, Amsterdam, circa 1700
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...11302
Old coloured sea chart of the Canary Islands with Madeira. Published by Valk & Schenk in Amsterdam around 1700.
Sumatrae et Insularum Locorum que Nonnull Orum Cir-cumia Centium Tabula Noua
P. Schenk and G. Valk, Amsterdam, circa 1710
A very decorative, old coloured seachart of Sumatra with the southern part of Malaysia. Numerous place names including Palimbam (Palembang) and Atchem (Banda Aceh) at the coast line. Beautiful...11192
Old coloured map of Malaysia, Indonesia, Sumatra. Printed in Amsterdam by P. Schenk and G. Valk circa 1710.
Insulae Corsicae Nova & accurata Descriptio
P. Schenk & G. Valk, Amsterdam, circa 1700
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.11439
Old coloured map of Corse, Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by P. Schenk & G. Valk circa 1700.