Petrus Schenck, Elberveldensis / magni nominis apud Batavos sculptor.
Mezzotint. Sheet 255 x 175mm (10 x 7"). Trimmed within plate, laid on thick paper. Slightly stained.
Portrait of Pieter Schenck (1660-c.1718), a German-born mapmaker and published based in Amsterdam, engraved and published by him. His cartographic output was often in partnership with his brother-in-law, Gerard Valk; together they republished Jan Jansson's maps and Andreas Cellarius's celestial atlas, the 'Harmonia Macrocosmica', 1708. Portrait in oval border with latin text in top corners; verses praising Schenck by Dutch writer Ludolph Smids below.
For a portrait of Smids, see ref. 26064
[Ref: 29713] £190.00