Aa, Pieter van der
1713

Antique Dutch Map of the Persian Gulf region

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De Persiaanze Zee met de Eylanden Baharem, Queixome en Ormus, tussen Arabie en Persie, to an Dio en Suratte.

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Beautiful intaglio-printed antique map by Peter van der Aa of the Persian Gulf region incorporating portions of present-day Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, India, Bahrain ("Baharem"), Qatar ("Queximi"), Oman, Ormuz, and Kuwait. Key cities va der AA identified by name include: Mecca ("Mecha") , Medina ("Medina t Alnabi"), Basrah ("Bassora"), Muscat ("Mascate"), Ahmedabad ("Hamedebat"), and Khambhat ("Cambaya").

This fine map will make a handsome presentation when framed. An attractive cartouche with European ships in the background shows a local merchant negotiating with two dark, shirtless natives carrying a spear.

Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. Van de AA's use of stock mock-frame borders is a characteristic for which he is well known. This map shows evidence of two plate marks, one for the mock-frame and the second interior platemark for the smaller map which was printed inside the mock-frame. From "Le nouveau theatre du monde. ou La geographie royale, composée de nouvelles cartes tres-exactes", published from Leiden in 1713.

CREATOR: Aa, Pieter van der

PUBLICATION DATE: 1713

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Saudi Arabia

BODY OF WATER: Persian Gulf

CONDITION: Very good.  On strong chain-laid, paper. Attractive hand coloring. Two platemarks. Two minor chips in the margins away from image. No foxing or stains.

COLORING: Old hand coloring.

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SIZE: 13 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

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