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Peter Schenk, Map Area Lobenstein, Ebersdorf upper right cartouche and here inscribed " Accurate Delineation derer Hochgraefl. reussische Herrschaften Lobenstein und Ebersdorf nebst der Pflege Hirschberg ... in Amsterdam bey Petrus Schenk ... MDCCLVII (1757)", depiction of the area between Liebengrün in the north, Mißlareuth in the east, Schaustein in the south and Leutenberg in the west, left and right of the map legend, border coloured copper engraving, centrefold as usual, slight signs of age, framed behind glass, dimensions approx. 46 x 52,5 cm. Artist info: also Petrus Schenk, German-Dutch engraver and map publisher (1693 Amsterdam to 1775 Amsterdam), son and pupil of Peter Schenk the Elder (1660-1718), from 1718 heir to his father's publishing house, which he considerably extended by topographic views of the Central German area, co-operation with the Saxon cartographer and land and border commissioner Adam Friedrich Zürner (1679-1742), later takeover of the printing plates of the Amsterdam map publisher Nicolas Jansson Visscher II. and publication of the same under his own name, after the death of his sister Maria in 1770 takeover of the globe production of his brother-in-law Leonard Valck who died already in 1746, received in 1752 a privilege of the Electorate of Saxony and Poland limited to ten years for the publication of his "Atlas Saxonicus Novus", which finally included 49 special maps of Saxony, mostly based on Zürner's surveys and various vedute, besides Zürner's maps Schenk used numerous drafts of Zürner's close co-worker, the Elector Saxon border conductor and geographer Johann Paul Trenckmann from Geringswalde, Schenk was regarded as the most important publisher of Saxon special maps of the 1st half of the 18th cent. Half of the 18th century, active in Amsterdam and in the Leipzig branch of his publishing house already founded by his father, source: Wikipedia, Saxon Biography and Internet.

Estim. 50 - 75 EUR
For sale on Sat 27 Feb

Joan Willemszoon Blaeu, Map of Thuringia upper left coat of arms of Thuringia, lower left cartouche and here inscribed "Thvringia Landgraviatvs ...", lower right further cartouches "...Joh. Blaeu", depiction of the area between "Nordhausen in the north, Weißenfels in the east, Schwarzburg in the south and Eisenach in the west, coloured copper engraving, middle 17th century, text on reverse, centrefold, partly backed, some brown spotting, dimensions of image ca. 40,5 x 52,5 cm, dimensions of sheet ca. 50,5 x 61 cm. Artist info: also Johannes Willemszoon, John Williamson or Ioanne Blaev, Netherl. Cartographer, engraver, bookseller and publisher (1596 Alkmaar to 1673 Amsterdam), son and pupil of Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638), 1603 moved to Amsterdam, first studied law and 1620 graduated as Dr. jur, at the latest 1631 provable as co-worker of his father, together with him 1636 publication of the "Novus Atlas", the further perfection of which was later to establish his fame as cartographer, 1638 death of the father and continuation of the business (workshop, publishing house, bookshop) with his brother Cornelis Blaeu (c. 1610-1642), publication of further volumes of the "Novus Atlas", 1638 appointed successor of his father as official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company, 1651-72 elected alderman of Amsterdam, appointment as printer of the Swedish king, 1655 publication of the 5-volume and 1662 of the 11-volume "Atlas Maior", one of the most expensive and successful publications of the time, 1659 business branch in Vienna, 1662 handover of the bookshop to his son Pieter Blaeu, 1667 opening of a second printing house, 1672 destruction of Blaeu's workshop in the city fire of Amsterdam, Source: AKL and Internet.

Estim. 60 - 90 EUR
For sale on Sat 27 Feb

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638)
MAP BOHEMIA 1635 Coloured co…

Estim. 108 EUR
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Pavel Fabricius (1519-1589)
FABRICIUS MAP OF MORAVIA 157…

Estim. 85 EUR
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Abrahamus Ortelius Antverpianus (1527-1598)
THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM (THE…

Estim. 28 846 EUR
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Antonio Zatta (1722-1804)
REGNO DI BOEMIA DI NUOVA PRO…

Estim. 185 EUR
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