Peter Schenk the Younger

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Peter Schenk the Younger (born February 15, 1693 in Amsterdam ; † January 14, 1775 there ) was a German engraver and map publisher, who is considered the most important publisher of Saxon special maps in the first half of the 18th century.

He was the son of the engraver and map publisher Peter Schenk the Elder (1660–1711) and followed the expansion of his offer to include maps and topographical views of Central Germany, which his father had begun. He also acquired printing plates from the Dutch publisher Nicolaes Visscher II in order to further expand the publishing program. Schenk also worked frequently with Adam Friedrich Zürner .


  • Accurate geographic delineation of their imperial-counts Schönburg lordships and offices , Amsterdam, 1760, by Peter Schenk ( I am sure Peter Schenk the Younger is referring to this).

Web links

Commons : Pieter Schenk (II)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Reiner Groß: Schönburgische Geschichte. A time table , editors: Britta Günther, Michael Wetzel, Tommy Schmucker, Chemnitz 2005, mention of the card from "Peter Schenk" on p. 27