Sriking map of western Africa based upon the 1682 desciptions of Otho Frederic vander Greuben. Includes nice detail along the coast and in the interior, 4 ships (one capsized) and other decorative features, plus Vander Aa's wonderful frame style border. A scarce and highly desirable map.
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.