This beautiful handcolored Antique Map shows the course of the Rhine River including Strasbourg, Basel, Heidelberg, Frankfurt and many more. It shows locations in Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. On the bottom right a magnificent titlel cartouche and on the left side a scale of length.
Title: Pars summa, seu Australis Superioris Rheni Circuli; Complectens praeter Lotharingiae Ducatum, et Alsatiam Utramque, etiam Proprias Palatinatus partes Spirensis, Wormatiensis, Bipontini, Sponheimensis, Veldensis Ducat. Comit. Episcop. Exactius quam olim Hac correctiori tabulâ Exhibitos per Gerardum Valk
Published : Amsterdam circa 1702
Size : circa 20 x 24 inches.
Colouring : Original Antique Hand Colored
About the engraver:
Valck was born in Amsterdam on 30 September 1652 to an Amsterdam silversmith. He was a student of Abraham Blooteling and later married Blooteling's sister. He went to London with Blooteling in 1672 and may have remained there until 1680. Valck engraved many portraits of English nobility and worked frequently with Blooteling. His earliest dated mezzotint is titled Sleeping Cupid and was published in 1677. He based many of his engravings and mezzotints after designs by other artists like Peter Lely, Gérard de Lairesse and Philip Tideman. He published most of his works himself. In Amsterdam, he had a close partnership with his son Leonardus Valck and Peter Schenk the Elder, who married Gerard's sister in 1687. Valck also published atlases, maps, printed globes and prints of other things. He died in Amsterdam on 21 October 1726.
Condition: Good unfolded map, with a small damage (Please see Pictures)
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