This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product?

Portugal by N. Visscher, published by P. Schenk.

The Schenk Family

Petrus Schenk (1660-1718), the founder of one of the best-known publishing firms of Amsterdam in the 18th century, was born in Elberfeld, Germany, in 1660. He went to Amsterdam where he became a pupil of the engraver Gerard Valck. On 19 Nov. 1686, a privilegio was granted to Petrus Schenk and Gerard Valk for the manufacturing and selling of their prints. Schenk’s contribution to cartography dates from c. 1695. In 1706 he moved to the Vijgendam in Amsterdam, ‘in Sanson’s Atlas’. After he died in 1718 his son, Leonardus Schenk, continued the art and print shop. The second son, Petrus II, settled in another famous house: ‘in Visscher’s Atlas’ where he continued the association with Gerard and Leonarus Valck.
The Schenk family produced general geographical atlases and special atlases. Apart from seventy original maps, several hundred are known with the name of Schenk, which were printed from plates obtained from Janssonius and Visscher. Schenk and Valck acquired all the plates of the Janssonius Heir’s Novus Atlas, Celestial atlas included. Many of Janssonius’ plates were reworked and amended.
The republishing of the maps from Janssonius’ Novus Atlas since c. 1680 was followed by the engraving of new maps, copied from Sanson’s better and more modern maps. Petrus Schenk published these maps in his Atlas Contractus sive mapparum geographicarum Sansoniarum auctarum et correctum Nova Congeries, also called Atlas Minor. After 1719, Petrus Schenk II continued the Atlas Contractus.
Petrus Schenk, the elder, enjoyed great fame as a print-seller and artist among art-and print-dealers in the whole of Europe. The great activity in map publishing, displayed by Petrus Schenk, the elder, was continued by his son and grandson. But the number of original atlas-maps is small. Like his father, who bought the copperplates of Janssonius’ atlas, Petrus Schenk II bought many of the plates formerly owned by Nicolaas Visscher.
Apart from the globes, maps and atlases, Petrus Schenk II published many books. He was older men of the booksellers guild in 1733.

back

Regnorum Portugalliae et Algarbiae ..., c. 1700.

€450  ($522 / £409.5)
add to cart
questions?

Item Number:  25660
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Spain and Portugal

Old map of Portugal by N. Visscher, published by P. Schenk.

Copper engraving
Size (not including margins): 67 x 50cm (26.1 x 19.5 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+

From: Atlas Contractus sive Mapparum Geographicarum Sansoniarum auctarum et correctarum Nova Congeries. Amsterdam, P. Schenk, c. 1700. (Koeman, Sche 2)

The Schenk Family

Petrus Schenk (1660-1718), the founder of one of the best-known publishing firms of Amsterdam in the 18th century, was born in Elberfeld, Germany, in 1660. He went to Amsterdam where he became a pupil of the engraver Gerard Valck. On 19 Nov. 1686, a privilegio was granted to Petrus Schenk and Gerard Valk for the manufacturing and selling of their prints. Schenk’s contribution to cartography dates from c. 1695. In 1706 he moved to the Vijgendam in Amsterdam, ‘in Sanson’s Atlas’. After he died in 1718 his son, Leonardus Schenk, continued the art and print shop. The second son, Petrus II, settled in another famous house: ‘in Visscher’s Atlas’ where he continued the association with Gerard and Leonarus Valck.
The Schenk family produced general geographical atlases and special atlases. Apart from seventy original maps, several hundred are known with the name of Schenk, which were printed from plates obtained from Janssonius and Visscher. Schenk and Valck acquired all the plates of the Janssonius Heir’s Novus Atlas, Celestial atlas included. Many of Janssonius’ plates were reworked and amended.
The republishing of the maps from Janssonius’ Novus Atlas since c. 1680 was followed by the engraving of new maps, copied from Sanson’s better and more modern maps. Petrus Schenk published these maps in his Atlas Contractus sive mapparum geographicarum Sansoniarum auctarum et correctum Nova Congeries, also called Atlas Minor. After 1719, Petrus Schenk II continued the Atlas Contractus.
Petrus Schenk, the elder, enjoyed great fame as a print-seller and artist among art-and print-dealers in the whole of Europe. The great activity in map publishing, displayed by Petrus Schenk, the elder, was continued by his son and grandson. But the number of original atlas-maps is small. Like his father, who bought the copperplates of Janssonius’ atlas, Petrus Schenk II bought many of the plates formerly owned by Nicolaas Visscher.
Apart from the globes, maps and atlases, Petrus Schenk II published many books. He was older men of the booksellers guild in 1733.

Related items

Antique map of the Iberian Peninsula by G. Mercator - Ptolemy

The Iberian Peninsula by G. Mercator - Ptolemy
Europae II. Tab. - Mercator - Ptolemy, 1578 .
[Item number: 24590]

€420  ($487.2 / £382.2)
Old antique map of Portugal (North) by Francesco Santini

Portugal (North) by Francesco Santini
Partie Septentrionale du Royaume de Portugal., 1776.
[Item number: 26951]

€250  ($290 / £227.5)
Old antique map of Southern Portugal, by Francesco Santini.

Southern Portugal, by Francesco Santini.
Partie Méridional du Royaume de Portugal., 1776.
[Item number: 26952]

€250  ($290 / £227.5)
Antique map of Portugal by Van Keulen Johannes

Portugal by Van Keulen Johannes
Nieuwe Paskaart, van de Kust van Portugal ... - Johannes Van Keulen.
[Item number: 5807]

€650  ($754 / £591.5)
Antique map of Portugal by Van Keulen Johannes

Portugal by Van Keulen Johannes
Paskaart van een Gedeelte van de Kust van ... - Johannes Van Keulen.
[Item number: 5808]

€650  ($754 / £591.5)
Antique map of Portugal by Doncker H.

Portugal by Doncker H.
't Noordelyckste deel van Portugal van Viana tot ... - Hendrik Doncker.
[Item number: 15379]

€460  ($533.6 / £418.6)
Sea chart of Portugal by Doncker H.

Sea chart of Portugal by Doncker H.
Het Zuydlyckste deel van Portugaal van Pissage ... - Hendrik Doncker.
[Item number: 16192]

€500  ($580 / £455)
Sea chart of Portugal by Sir Robert Dudley.

Sea chart of Portugal by Sir Robert Dudley.
Carta particolare del Oceano che comincia con la ... - Dudley, Sir Robert.
[Item number: 19833]

€800  ($928 / £728)
Sea chart of Portugal by Sir Robert Dudley.

Sea chart of Portugal by Sir Robert Dudley.
Carta particolare del Oceano che comincia con la ... - Dudley, Sir Robert.
[Item number: 19840]

€700  ($812 / £637)
Antique map of Portugal by Janssonius J.

Portugal by Janssonius J.
Portugallia Et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania - Joannes Janssonius.
[Item number: 20395]

€450  ($522 / £409.5)
Antique map of Portugal by Sanson - Covens & Mortier

Portugal by Sanson - Covens & Mortier
Le Royaume de Portugal et des Algarves ... - Covens & Mortier.
[Item number: 23699]

€500  ($580 / £455)
Old, antique map of Portugal by J. de Ram, published by F. De Wit.

Portugal by J. de Ram, published by F. De Wit.
Nova Regni Portugalliae et Algarbiae Descriptio ... - Frederik De Wit, ca. 1700.
[Item number: 13745]

€700  ($812 / £637)
Braga, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Braga, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Nova Bracarae Auguste Descriptio - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1596/97.
[Item number: 24134]

€500  ($580 / £455)
Lisbon and Cascale, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Lisbon and Cascale, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Lisbona. Olisipo ... vulgo Lisbona Florentissimum ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1599.
[Item number: 23897]

€900  ($1044 / £819)
Old, antique map of Portugal by A. Ortelius

Portugal by A. Ortelius
Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, novissima & ... - Abraham Ortelius, 1598.
[Item number: 22917]

€420  ($487.2 / £382.2)
Old, antique map of Portugal by A. Ortelius.

Portugal by A. Ortelius.
Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, novissima & ... - Abraham Ortelius, 1579.
[Item number: 20873]

€450  ($522 / £409.5)
Old, antique map of Portugal by A. Ortelius.

Portugal by A. Ortelius.
Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, novissima & ... - Abraham Ortelius, 1601.
[Item number: 5729]

€500  ($580 / £455)
Old antique map of Portugal, by Pieter van der Aa.

Portugal, by Pieter van der Aa.
Le Portugal. - Pieter Van der Aa, 1713.
[Item number: 26086]

€280  ($324.8 / £254.8)
Old antique map of Portugal, by Willem & Joan Blaeu.

Portugal, by Willem & Joan Blaeu.
Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania., 1640.
[Item number: 27152]

€520  ($603.2 / £473.2)