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Batavia (Jakarta - Indonesia), by Pieter Van der Aa. 1728

This map appeared first in: A. Montanus, Gedenkwaardige gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in't Vereenighde Nederland, aan de Kaisaren van Japan. Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1669.


Pieter van der Aa (Leiden, 1659-1733)

Pieter van der Aa was already in 1682 owner of a bookshop and auction house. During his life, he has published an enormous amount of printed material.
After 1700, van der Aa increasingly specialised in books on geography and travel.
He published composite atlases, a series of geographical descriptions of European countries, and some very spectacular works. Between 1706 and 1708 he published the Naauweurige versameling der gedenkwaardigste zee- en land-reysen, in 28 volumes.
Many of Van der Aa’s publications are richly illustrated with maps and plates. He took over many copperplates and prints from other publishers such as Carel Allard and Frederik De Wit. The composite atlases that appeared from his workshop contain a curious mixture of his own material, copies of maps from other publishers, and reprints made from old copper plates, now with his own imprint.
The Galérie agréable du monde, was completed in 1729, and comprised 66 parts, bound in 27 volumes. Van der Aa presented it as a good investment; after publication, the antiquarian value of the work would double, the more so since it was printed in a limited edition of only one hundred copies.

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Plan de la Ville er du Château de Batavia en l'Isle de Iava. | Ware afbeeldinge Wegens het Casteel ende Stadt Batavia gelegen opt groot Eylant Java.

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Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Southeast Asia
References: Van der Krogt 4 - #1951; Van der Krogt A - 54:33

Old, antique bird’s-eye view plan of Batavia (Jakarta), by Van der Aa P..

Title: Plan de la Ville er du Château de Batavia en l'Isle de Iava. | Ware afbeeldinge Wegens het Casteel ende Stadt Batavia gelegen opt groot Eylant Java.
A Leide, Chez Pierre vander Aa.
Right: Plan de la Ville et du Chateau de Batavia en l'Isle de Iava, 1669. With key.
Left: van de principale plaetsen des Casteels en de Stadt Batavia. With key.
Inset: View on Batavia from the seaside. 4 x 24 cm

Date of the first edition: 1669.
Date of this map: 1728.
Date on map: 1669.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 270 x 355mm (10.63 x 13.98 inches).
Verso: Blank.

Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Van der Krogt 4, #1951; Van der Krogt A, 54:33

From: La Galérie Agréable du Monde. Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1728.

This map appeared first in: A. Montanus, Gedenkwaardige gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in't Vereenighde Nederland, aan de Kaisaren van Japan. Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1669.


Pieter van der Aa (Leiden, 1659-1733)

Pieter van der Aa was already in 1682 owner of a bookshop and auction house. During his life, he has published an enormous amount of printed material.
After 1700, van der Aa increasingly specialised in books on geography and travel.
He published composite atlases, a series of geographical descriptions of European countries, and some very spectacular works. Between 1706 and 1708 he published the Naauweurige versameling der gedenkwaardigste zee- en land-reysen, in 28 volumes.
Many of Van der Aa’s publications are richly illustrated with maps and plates. He took over many copperplates and prints from other publishers such as Carel Allard and Frederik De Wit. The composite atlases that appeared from his workshop contain a curious mixture of his own material, copies of maps from other publishers, and reprints made from old copper plates, now with his own imprint.
The Galérie agréable du monde, was completed in 1729, and comprised 66 parts, bound in 27 volumes. Van der Aa presented it as a good investment; after publication, the antiquarian value of the work would double, the more so since it was printed in a limited edition of only one hundred copies.