ARABIA.... DE PERSIA ANZE ZEE
Full Title De Persia anze Zee met de Eylanden Baharem, Queixome en Ormus, tussen Arabie en Persie.
Very attractive and quite scarce early 18th century engraved map.Three figures stand behind the title box which sits atop a distance scale. A small compass rose above the figures, enhances the visual appeal of the map.Mecca is at bottom left, mountain ranges, rivers and islands all seen with an attempt at accuracy. The map illustrates the travels of Diego Lopez De Sequeira, a Portuguese admiral, who was governor of Portuguese India between 1518 and 1522.
Uncoloured as issued .
Very good condition.
Ref: Tibbetts, Arabia in Early Maps, 194.
code : M3544
Cartographer : Pieter Van Der AA
Date : 1707 Leiden
Size : 16*23cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Pieter Van Der Aa (1659-1733)
Van Der Aa was a prolific publisher, working in Leiden during the first three decades of the eighteenth century. Much of his output consisted of re-issues and re-engravings of map and view plates that he had acquired from earlier mapmakers. Little of his output was original, though that which is has a very distinct style, precisely and elegantly engraved, and is much sought-after today.
Perhaps his most remarkable publication was the elaborate Galerie Agreable Du Monde, issued in 1729, in 66 parts, bound into 27 volumes, which contained about 3,000 plates, apparently limited to 100 sets. Another of his extensive publications was the Cartes Des Itineraires Et Voyages Modernes, a collection of 28 volumes of travel accounts, illustrated with a series of small, but finely engraved maps, often with decorative pictorial title-pieces.
An interesting feature of Van Der Aa's method is that several of his atlases include maps printed within large, separately engraved, elaborately designed mock-frame borders, which were prepared with a blank centre so that individual maps could be over-printed on that area.
Despite the quantity and variety of Van Der Aa's publications they seem to have had only a limited circulation, and so are now scarce.