Pieter Schenk the Younger Kabo De Bona Esperanca Copper Plate Engraving c1750
Stunning Antique Uncoloured Copper Engraving by Pieter Schenk the Younger. Kabo De Bona Esperanca c1750. Shows the recently'colonised' Cape of Good Hope' by the Dutch in 1652. On the left is Devil's Peak, in the centre Table Mountain with Platteklip Gorge; on the right is Lion's Head and Rump. The plate is printed with "Pet: Schenk" bottom left; and Amfteld, C. : 21cm x 25cm (excluding frame); 32cm x 37cm x 1.5cm including frame. The Schenk family was among the best-known publishers and engravers in the 18th-century Amsterdam. They are especially known for their mezzotint engravings, including maps and other cartographic works.
His eldest son Peter Schenk the Younger was also a noted cartographer and art dealer, who continued to develop his father's craft. This is a fine example of Schenk's work, beautifully crafted and superbly detailed. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "aardvark224" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.
- Date Range: 1700-1799
- Type: Nautical Map
- Format: Atlas Map
- Printing Technique: Copper Engraving
- Year: 1750
- Era: 1700s
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Cartographer/Publisher: Pieter Schenk
- City: Cape of Good Hope
- Country/Region: South Africa