PCT-22034

Pl.34 De Groote Temple buyten Saccay - Van der Aa (1725)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Authenticity 100% guaranteed.
  • Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and light staining. Paper edge uncut and thus irregular and with occasional minimal tears. Original folding as issued.
  • Date: 1725
  • Overall size: 19,3 x 15 inch
  • Image size: 13,4 x 10 inch
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Description: Plate 34: 'De Groote Temple buyten Saccay - Grand Temple proche de Saccai en Japon.' (The Great Temple outside of Saccai.) This plate shows a Japanese Temple, on the foreground are cows, goats and a dog. Extremely rare in this edition.

This plate originates from the very scarse: 'La Galerie Agreable du Monde (...). Tome premier des Indes Orientales.', published by P. van der Aa, Leyden, c. 1725. This famous work was published in 66 parts and is the biggest print / map book ever published. Van der Aa incorporated plates by other publishers such as Blaeu, Visscher, de Wit, Meurs, Montanus, Dapper, Halma, Mortier, Allard in this work and often added broad decorative borders. Probably the costliest and complete universal geographic work ever produced. It is said that only 100 copies were printed. Ref: Koeman Aa9; Phillips 2780 note. This map is printed from an original slightly altered plate, which was first published in 'Gedenkwaerdige gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in 't Vereenigde Nederland, aan de Kaisaren van Japan.' by Arnoldus Montanus, 1669.

Artists and Engravers: Pieter van der Aa (Leiden 1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, Aldert Meijer, Romeyn de Hooghe, ao.