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World, double hemisphere, by P. Van der Aa. 1714

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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Mappe-Monde, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc.

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Item Number:  28018
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar
References: Koeman - I Aa2 (1)

Old, antique world map, double hemisphere, by Pieter Van der Aa.
 
Title: Mappe-Monde, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrd. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc.
Augmentées de Nouveau A Leide.
Chez Pierre Vander Aa.
Avec Privilege.

Date of the first edition: 1714.
Date of this map: 1714.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 225 x 300mm (8.86 x 11.81 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Hand coloured, two additional vertical folds as issued.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Koeman, I Aa2 (1)

From: Atlas Nouveau et Curieux ... Amsterdam, P. Van der Aa, 1714. (Koeman I, Aa2)

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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