Leen Helmink Antique Maps & Atlases


Pieter van der Aa - Cuba en Iamaica

Certificate of Authentication

This is to certify that the item illustrated and described below is a genuine and
original antique map or print that was published on or near the given date.

Dr Leendert Helmink, Ph.D.

Antique map of Cuba by Pieter van der Aa

Pieter van der Aa

First Published

Leiden, 1706

This edition

1706 or later


15 x 22 cms


Copper engraving

Stock number





Very decorative map of Cuba and Jamaica. With portrait medallion of Christopher Columbus.

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).