Copperplate

P. Schenk : 6 items
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Sold singly and in composite atlases 1694-c1715 (1646)
£520
54 x 43cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. In 1694 the printing plates were acquired by the Amsterdam firm of Schenk and Valk who made various revisions, and sold the maps singly or in composite atlases. This example, covering both Hertfordshire and Middlesex, bears the Schenk and Valck imprint, and has had a graticule of latitude and longitude added. Original full colour.
Ref: MID 378
 
P. Schenk    Published separately and in various Schenk atlases. 1706 (c1690)
£480
48 x 56.5cm


The British Isles, with an inset map covering the Orkneys, Shetlands and Faro Islands. Original colour. Short repaired tear to left hand centrefold, just touching the printed border. A couple of small holes outside the printed area.
Ref: BIS 893
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Sold singly and in composite atlases 1694-c1715 (1646)
£520
54 x 43cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. In 1694 the printing plates were acquired by the Amsterdam firm of Schenk and Valk who made various revisions, and sold the maps singly or in composite atlases. This example, covering both Middlesex and Hertfordshire, bears the Schenk and Valck imprint, and has had a graticule of latitude and longitude added. Original full colour.
Ref: MID 378
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases and sold singly 1694 - c1715 (1646)
£335
48.5 x 37cm


Original full colour in excellent condition. The plates of Jansson's British maps were acquired by Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk in 1694. The new owners' imprint was substituted and a graticule of grid lines was added to most maps . The delineation of major towns was also amended to show plan views. The maps were sold singly and in made-up atlases.
Ref: NTN 1406
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases and sold singly 1694-c1714 (1646)
£550
48.5 x 37cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later issues by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. This example bears the Schenk and Valck imprint, and has a graticule of latitude and longitude added. It is in original full colour.
Ref: SOM 1222
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases and sold singly/Atlas Anglois c1694-1724 (1646)
£235
49 x 37.5cm


The plates of Jansson's British maps were acquired by Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk in 1694. The new owners' imprint was substituted and a graticule of grid lines was added to many maps, though Herefordshire was an exception. Miniature town plans were also engraved to mark major towns (as here with Hereford) . The maps were sold singly and in made-up atlases. By c1714 the plates seem to have been acquired by David. Mortier who re-issued some of them in his Atlas Anglois. They appeared for a final time in 1724 in an edition of the Atlas Anglois, now published by Joseph Smith. This example of the Hereford map may have come from any of the abover sources, as the Schenk and Valk imprint remained unchanged in Mortier and Smith's editions. Original colour. Minor centrefold repairs, not affecting the printed area.
Ref: HRE 001