Title: Die Herschaft Toeplitz im Leutmeritzer Creisse des Königreichs Boehmen
Published : Amsterdam circa 1710
Size : circa 20 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches.
Colouring : riginal fine Hand Coloring
Map Maker. Pieter Schenk & Adam Friedrich Zürner
This attractive copper-engraved map of Teplice is very detailed and decorative. It shows not only a map of the area but also three city views and three floor plans. One of these floor plans is particularly nice since it shows the hot bath / spa of the castle of Teplice.
Map maker family:
The engraver and map publisher Peter Schenk was born in 1660 in Elberfeld He moved to Amsterdam in 1675 and became a student of Gerard Valck specializing in mezzotint. Valck was married to Maria Bloteling, the sister of the Amsterdam engraver Abraham Bloteling. In 1687 Schenk married Gerard's sister Agatha Valck. In 1694, together with Valck, he bought some of the copperplates of the artdealer and cartographer Johannes Janssonius. Along with Valck and Bloteling, he produced prints for the London market, though it is not known if he ever went there with them. Until 1700 he lived in the Jordaan, then he moved to Dam Square or to Leipzig, where he opened a shop, selling maps and art. He was a regular visitor to the trade fair Leipziger Messe in Leipzig, where he died. He had three sons who became engravers. His eldest son Peter Schenk the Younger was also a noted cartographer and art dealer who continued his father's shop in Liepzig. His sons Jan and Leonard stayed in Amsterdam and probably continued their father's workshop. His daughter Maria married Leonard Valck, the son of Gerard, who continued Gerard's workshop
Condition: Good unfolded map, with slight browning on the edges (see picture)
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