|Published||Pet. Schenk exc. Amst: Cum priv. [c.1717]|
|Dimensions||158 x 180 mm|
A very rare miniature map of the eastern coast of Scotland, from the Firth of Forth to Aberdeen, engraved by Pieter Schenk as one of nine panels for a broadside depicting the events of 1716. This map, captioned in Dutch and Latin below, shows the flight of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, from Montrose to France in February 1716, following the failure of the Jacobite Rising of 1715. The ships of the Old Pretender can be seen off the coast.
Petrus Schenk, also known as Pieter or Peter (1660 - 1718/9) was a Dutch engraver and mezzotinter, and became a major publisher of both prints and maps. Born in Elberfeld, Germany in 1660, Schenk moved to Amsterdam in 1683 where he became a pupil of Gerard Valck. He became a skilled exponent of mezzotint engraving, which he practised until 1695, at which point he focused on making and selling maps. Schenk's work was similar to that of Jacob Gole, and was mostly copies of portraits and topography.
Condition: Trimmed from a larger broadsheet along, or near, cut lines. Small puncture to top margin. Minor printer's creasing and puckering to sheet. Old framer's tape to verso, otherwise blank.