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Cartographer :

Pieter van der Aa

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Early coloured map 'L'Italie' from the atlas 'Le Nouveau Theatre' from 1713 by van der Aa and Guedeville.


This beautiful early hand coloured map "L'Italie" by van der Aa/Guedeville, from the atlas "Le Nouveau Theatre," is a detailed and charming map of Italy.

"Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde" by Van der Aa and Guedeville is an atlas published in Leiden in 1713. The maps are copperplate engravings and are early-coloured.

Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch cartographer as well as publisher who is best known for his atlases and travel books. He was born in Leiden, Netherlands, and was the son of a printer. After completing his education, he joined his father's business and started producing maps and prints.

In 1682, Van der Aa published his first major work, "Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Land-Reysen" (Precise Collection of the Most Memorable Voyages and Travels), a collection of travel accounts and engravings. He went on to publish numerous other travel books and atlases, including "Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde" (The New Theatre of the World).

Van der Aa was known for his skilful engraving and printing, as well as his meticulous attention to detail. His maps were often based on the latest geographic knowledge and exploration, and he made efforts to update and improve his works over time. He was also a member of the booksellers' guild in Leiden and played an active role in the Dutch publishing industry.

Jean-Baptiste Nolin de La Blanchardière, also known as Gueudeville (1653-1728), was a French geographer and writer who is best known for his contributions to cartography and travel literature.
Gueudeville collaborated with notable cartographers and publishers of his time, including Pieter van der Aa, with whom he co-authored the atlas "Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde".

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