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|Title||Bulgaria et Romania Divisa In Singulares Sangiacatus [...]|
|Artist||Gerard & Leonard Valk|
|Medium||Copper engraved with original outline colouring|
|Size||594 x 490 mm|
|Notes||Gerald Valk (1652 -1726) was a Dutch publisher, globe maker, art seller and engraver. He trained under Abraham Bloteling, later becoming his assistant. The pair moved to London in 1672 where Valk worked with David Loggan and Christopher Browne. Gerard married Maria, Bloteling's daughter, and in 1675 their son, Leonard, was born. |
Father and son were best known as globe makers but they also worked together on maps and published theoretical works related to anstronomy and globes. Leonard married Maria Schenk, his cousin, and worked closely with his brother in law, Petrus Schenk II dealing in prints and maps. After Gerards death the business continued under Leonard until his death in 1746.