Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Antique map of Ireland by van der Aa


Stock number: 18797

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Cartographer

Pieter van der Aa (biography)

Title

Ireland

First Published

Leiden, 1700

Size

23.2 x 30.7 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Condition

mint




Description

Highly decorative and sought-after map of Ireland.

Beautiful title cartouche with hunting scenes.


Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733)

"Records show that van der Aa, born in Leiden in 1659, made an early start in life by being apprenticed to a bookseller at the age of nine and starting his own in business as a book publisher by the time he was twenty-three.

During the following fifty years he published an enormous amount of material including atlases and illustrated works in every shape and size, two of them consisting of no less than 27 and 28 volumes containing over 3,000 maps and plates."

(Moreland & Bannister).