Fascinating map of the region bounded by the Red Sea in the west and the the Malay Peninsula in the East. The map was engraved to illustrate a Dutch Edition of the account of Fitch's travels to Indian at the beginning of the 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.