Aa, Pieter van der

1719

Antique map of the Banda Islands, Indonesia

Les îles de Banda suivant les meilleures cartes levées sur les lieux

DESCRIPTION: Rare Dutch map / chart of the Banda Islands, part of the Indonesian province of Maluku, comprising the important Spice Islands. The Banda Islands are part of the Moluccas archipelago to the west of New Guinea. Until the mid-19th century the Banda Islands were the world's only source of the spices nutmeg and mace, produced from the nutmeg tree.

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. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number 27 (in manuscript).

Printed on a large sheet measuring 19" W x 15" H.

CREATOR: Aa, Pieter van der

PUBLICATION DATE: 1719

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Indonesia

BODY OF WATER: Banda Sea

CONDITION: Very good.  On strong chain-laid paper. Slight uniform, pleasing, age-toning.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 13 " x 10 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $880


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