BG-00101

Antique Print of the Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam by Schenk (1708)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Frame included, lightly used. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1708
  • Overall size: 34.5 x 32.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Societatis Indiae Occident (..) - West Indisch Huys op Raapenburg (..)'. Despite the title suggesting this print is a view of the West-Indisch House in Amsterdam, this is actually a view of the Lijnbaansgracht/Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This print originates from 'Afbeeldinge der voornaamste gebouwen van Amsterdam' by P. Schenk. 

Artists and Engravers: Pieter Schenk / Petrus Schenck ( 1660-1718/19) was born in Germany, but settled in Amsterdam where he first became a pupil of Gerard Valck, the engraver. In 1687 he married Valck's sister and thereafter the Schenk and Valck families were active over a long period with a wide range of interests as print sellers, publishers of books, maps, topographical and architectural drawings and globes. Although they produced some original maps, most of their atlases consisted of printings from revised and re-worked plates originally by Jansson, the Visschers, the Sansons and others.