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Detailed map of the region bounded by Egypt in the west and India in the east, which as used to illustrate an 18th Century Dutch edition of Robert Coverte's account of an English voyage to India in 1609, which was shipwrecked enroute and resulted in a rather colorful set of stories describing the return of the crew via Lisbon.

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.