1770 Schley - Map of Venezuela, Margarita, Trinidad & Grenadines - Fine Map
Carte des Provinces de Caracas, Comana, et Paria, Situees dans l'Amerique Meridionale
Amsterdam / 1770
11.5 x 7.6 inches
29.2 x 19.3 cm
Delicately engraved map of the northeastern part of Venezuela, including the islands of Margarita, Trinidad and the Grenadines. The locations of numerous settlements along the Venezuelan coast are noted, including Valencia, Caracas and Cumana. Titled in Dutch along the bottom, Kaart van Provintien Caracas, Comana, en Paria, in Zuid-America.... Engraved by J. van Schley for a Dutch edition of Provost's History of Voyages.
Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schely was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages.