Leen Helmink Antique Maps

La Baie de Manille

Antique map of Manilla Bay by Pieter van der Aa
Cartographer

Pieter van der Aa

Published

Leiden, 1713

Size

18.5 x 17.0 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18829

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 975




Description

Exceptionally rare chart by Pieter van der Aa. Many depth soundings in fathoms. In vibrant original colour.


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).