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From Chapter: Geography | Globes | Books costing more than EUR 1.000

A very beautiful pair of globes by G. and l. Valk. 1707, published 1730/45 Amsterdam. Diameter; 39 cm. In Dutch oak wooden stands, showing California as an island. 180.000,00 EUR
Literature; Dekker, E. Globes at Greenwich ( Oxford,1999 ). Dekker, E. and van der Krogt, P., Globes from the Western World, London, 1993. Van der Krogt, p, Old Globes in the Netherlands ( Utrecht, 1984 ). - Gerard Valk, or Gerrit Leendertsz Valck ( 1652 -1726 ), together with his son Jeonard, were the only significant publishers of globes in the Netherlands in the eighteenth century, enjoying an almost total monopoly in the first half of the 1700 s. Initially an engraver and art dealer, and having worked for map-sellers Christopher Brown and david Loggan in London between 1672 and 1679, Valk established the firm in Amsterdam 1n 1687 in co-operation with his brother-in-law Petrus Schenk (ca. 1661-1711). Initially they published maps and atlases. But in 1700 the company moved to the shop to the building previously occupied by map and globe-maker Jodocus Hondius. In 1701, he applied for a charter for making globes and the "Planetolabium", designed by Lotharius Zumbach de Coesfelt ( 1661-1727),an astronomy lecturer at leiden University.
Exhibitor: Iris Antique Globes and Maps B.V. Phone: 0031 313656161 Mobil: 0031 22933833 info@irisglobes.nl
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