出版信息：阿姆斯特丹, 彼得·申克，飞利浦·提德曼，吉利安姆·范·德·古文 [c1710].
尺寸：840 x 970毫米
SCHENK’S RARE WALL MAP OF ASIA, KNOWN IN ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE
Author : SCHENK, Petrus
Title: Nova totius Asiae tabula
Publication: Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk Excudit. Met Previlegie P. Tideman deliavit G V Gouwen fecit, [c1710].
Description: Engraved wall map on 9 joined sheets, with contemporary hand-colour in outline.
Dimension: 840 by 970mm.
A magnificent wall map of all Asia, extending from the Mediterranean and Arabia in the west to the Pacific and Australia in the east. The title appears in a separate decorative banner along the top; five vignettes of city views are attached along the bottom. An inset double-hemisphere map of the world surrounded by an elaborate allegorical cartouche, based on Joan Blaeu’s world map of 1648 appears lower left. Schenk’s map of Asia derives from Jan Mathysz’s set of the continents published c1655, which were also based on Joan Blaeu’s world map of 1648: one of the significant differences being that on the main map Korea appears as peninsula, whereas in the vignette it is an island.
The town views are also derived from Mathysz: Goa, a former Portuguese port on the west coast of India; Suratte, the first trading post of the British in India, from 1608, and a point of departure of pilgrims to Mecca; Batavia, present-day Jakarta, on the island of Java, and a significant port for the Dutch in the East Indies; Columbo or Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka; and Jerusalem.
Petrus Schenk (1660 - c1718) was “active as an engraver and publisher from the 1680s. His name appears on the title-page of Robyn’s ‘Zee-Atlas’ of 1683 and three years later a joint privilege was granted to him and his partner Gerard Valck.
Rare: Schenk’s wall map of Asia is only known in one other example.