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Striking map of the region, bounded by the Oder on the west and including the Warta River through the centerand the Pasatinatus Casissiensis and Archieipiscopatus Gnesnensis in the east. An interesting region, which passed from Poland to Prussia to the Austro-Hungarian Empire over the years.

Pieter van der Aa Biography

Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch mapmaker and publisher who printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated books, but is best known for his voluminous output of maps and atlases. Van der Aa was born to a German stonecutter from Holstein. Interestingly, all three van der Aa sons came to be involved in the printing business. Hildebrand was a copper engraver and Boudewyn was a printer.