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Les Isles Britanniques

1713

Cartographer :

Pieter van der Aa

Dimensions :

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Conditions details :

Very Good

Reference :

#1654

Early coloured copper engraving "Les Isles Britanniques" from 'Le Nouveau Theatre' from 1713 by Pieter van der Aa.

Description

This beautiful early hand coloured map "Les Isles Britanniques" by Pieter van der Aa from the atlas "Le Nouveau Theatre," is a detailed and charming map of the British Isles.

"Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde" by Pieter Van der Aa is an atlas published in Leiden in 1713. The maps are copperplate engravings.

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, Pieter 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).

Pieter 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.

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