BL-00062

La Rade de Batavia - Van der Aa (1714)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1719
  • Overall size: 19.8 x 30.4 cm
  • Image size: 16.1 x 16.2 cm
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Description: A small early 18th century black and white map of Batavia by the Dutch cartographer Pieter van der Aa. This map was first published in his 'Nouvel Atlas (..)' in 1714 as map 156. The map was re-issued in his monumental work entitled 'Galerie Agreable du Monde'.

Artists and Engravers: Apprenticed at the age of 9, Van der Aa began his career at Leiden in 1683 as a Latin trade publisher, publishing classical texts pertaining to medicine and science. Later on, he became an engraver and publisher of atlases and maps in Leiden. His publications include an ‘Atlas Nouveau‘ completed in about 1710, and the famous La Galerie Agréable du Monde – one of the most impressive geographical books printed in 66 volumes in limited edition. It contains around 3000 plates, and cover the topography and people of Europe, Asia, Africa and America.