Striking map of the West Africa, including extensive notes in the interior and nice topographical details. Vander Aa's decorative maps were some of the best engraved and most interesting maps of the early 18th Century.
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.