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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

AA, Pieter van der. [A fine double-hemisphere world map]
Nova Delineatio Totius Orbis Terrarum per Petrum vander Aa. Amsterdam, van der AA, c.1700. Coloured. 260 x 360mm.
A double-hemisphere world map, engraved by Meus in 1660, here re-issued by van der Aa with his name in the title and a French title in the Eastern Hemisphere. On the map California is an island and the mythical island of Frisland is marked. The borders feature female allegorical figures of the Four Elements in the corners and figures of Day and Night in the cusps. SHIRLEY 417.
[Ref: 13769]    £1,200.00 ($1,615 • €1,372 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [Jacques Cassini's planisphere with superb decoration]
Planisphere Terrestre Suivant les nouvelles Observations des Astronomes Dressé et presenté au Roy tres Chretien par Mr. Cassini le Fils, de l'Academie Royal des Sciences. Leiden: van der Aa, 1713. Coloured, 550 x 665mm. Narrow top margin.
A close copy of Jacques Cassini's extremely rare map published by Nolin in 1696, showing the world on an Azimuthal equidistant projection (i.e. in a single sphere, centred on the North Pole, heavily distorting the Antipodes. This, in turn, was based on Jean-Dominique Cassini's 8-metre map prepared for the French Academy of Sciences in the 1680s, the first map to set standard longitudes for known places based on the observations of the moons of Jupiter. Here the sites where the readings were taken are marked with stars. In the Cassini-Nolin map the corners were left blank; here they have been embellished with designs by Jan Goree, with four large classical figures, including Mercury, cherubs and the signs of the Zodiac. On the map California is an island. See SHIRLEY 579 for Cassini's original.
[Ref: 17611]    £6,500.00 ($8,749 • €7,430 rates)


  ASIA 
 Central Asia 

AA, Pieter van der. [18th century map of Basra]
Pays de Bassora, avec les Bourgs, Rivieres et Iles de sa Dependence, Habite par les Chretiens de S. Jean Leiden, c.1714. Original colour. 300 x 370mm.
The map depicts the vicinity of Al-Basrah in southern Iraq, downriver of the fork of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The title cartouche in the lower right depicts five Arab merchants gathered around a fountain, while a fifth shepherds a flock of sheep. The remaining countryside features scattered small towns and palm trees. The finely engraved title cartouche features shepherd and two river gods representing the Tigris and Euphrates
[Ref: 17103]    £450.00 ($606 • €514 rates)


 Arabia 

AA, Pieter van der. [Early 18th century map of Arabia]
De Kusten van Arabie, het Roode Meer, en Persize Zee van Bassora voorby 'T Nau van Ormus Tot aan den Indus, Guzaratte en Kaap Comorin. Leiden, 1707. 160 x 230mm.
The coasts of Arabia, published to illustrate the voyages of Dom Duarte de Menezes (pre-1488 to after 1539). He was the Portuguese governor of Tangier from 1508-21 & 1536-39 and governor of Portuguese India from 1522 to 1524. Although he was successful as a military commander, as a governor he was considered disastrous: after his first tenure at Tangier his successor. Vasco da Gama, accused him of corruption and had him sent back to Portugal in chains, where he spent nearly seven years in prison before his powerful friends could arrange his rehabilitation. TIBBETTS: 190.
[Ref: 9940]    £300.00 ($404 • €343 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [18th century map of Arabia with a fine border]
De Kusten van Arabie, het Roode Meer, en Persize Zee van Bassora voorby 'T Nau van Ormus Tot aan den Indus, Guzaratte en Kaap Comorin. Leiden, 1729. 225 x 285mm, including separately-printed border.
The coasts of Arabia and India, first published in 1707, but this example published in the monumental 27-volume 'Galérie Agréable du monde', with a new sub-title and the elaborate frame-like border. Originally this map was published to illustrate the voyages of Dom Duarte de Menezes (pre-1488 to after 1539). He was the Portuguese governor of Tangier from 1508-21 & 1536-39 and governor of Portuguese India from 1522 to 1524. Although he was successful as a military commander, as a governor he was considered disastrous: after his first tenure at Tangier his successor. Vasco da Gama, accused him of corruption and had him sent back to Portugal in chains, where he spent nearly seven years in prison before his powerful friends could arrange his rehabilitation. TIBBETTS: 190.
[Ref: 17301]    £480.00 ($646 • €549 rates)


 The Holy Land 

AA, Pieter van der. [A monumental panorama of classical Jerusalem after Hollar]
Ierusalem. Leiden, 1729. Three sheets conjoined as issued, total 390 x 1980mm. A very fine impression
This is arguably the most spectacular of all early prospects of Jerusalem. The sheer scale of it shows a level of detail not seen on anything published before or long after.This panormaic view depicts the ancient city during the time of Christ, as seen from the east, based on biblical and other various historical sources. A table to the right lists 55 place names referenced to the view. According to Laor, this prospect is a much-enlarged version of a fomer work by the great Bohemian engraver, Wenceslaus Hollar, who spent most of his working career in London. The small plan to the upper left corner is, as noted in the text above, attributed to Villalpando. LAOR: 933.
[Ref: 16556]    £8,250.00 ($11,105 • €9,430 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Pacific and Australasia 

AA, Pieter van der. [An unusual depiction of the Australian coastline]
Indien onder den Heer Lopo Vaz De Sampayo, als Gouverneur Generaal tot aan Nieuw-Spanje in American on Kusten van Peru en Chili bevaaren. Leiden, 1708. 160 x 230mm.
Map of the East Indies, the Pacific and west coast of America, engraved to illustrate the account of the voyages of Lopo Vaz de Sampayo, who travelled to India with Vasco da Gama and became the Governor of Portuguese India (1526-1529). When he was recalled in disgrace he is reputed to have introduced tulips to western Europe. Published in the 'Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen na Oost en West-Indien'. The title is on a tent, erected on a beach with ships at anchor behind, covering Australia on the map.
[Ref: 13864]    £485.00 ($653 • €554 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

AA, Pieter van der. [18th Century map of the Kingdoms of Fez and Morocco]
Les Royaumes de Fez et de Maroc deux des plus célèbres de l'Afrique,,, Leiden, c. 1720. Coloured. 280 x 370mm
Map of the kingdoms of Morocco and Fez (which was the northern part of Morocco), oriented with west to the top.
[Ref: 17092]    £340.00 ($458 • €389 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [18th Century Map of Egypt]
Egypte, partie de l'Afrique... Amsterdam, c.1725. Coloured. 300 x 375mm.
A map of Egypt with the river Nile, orientated with north to the right. The cartouche shows the pyramids and sphinx.
[Ref: 17093]    £325.00 ($437 • €371 rates)


 African Islands 

AA, Pieter van der. [Map of Madagascar and Réunion]
Ile de S. Laurens, ou Madagascar, située dans L’Ocean Ethiopien, sur les Côtes de L’Afrique.. Aa: Leiden, 1729. Coloured. 280 x 365mm.
Detailed map of Madagascar and Réunion showing part of the coastline of Mozambique. Several figures and ships in the cartouche. Two compass roses with rhumb lines. Published by Pieter van der Aa in "Galérie agréable du monde"
[Ref: 15557]    £350.00 ($471 • €400 rates)


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