Decorative map of Brazil, illustrating the Dutch Translation of Joannes Lerius' account of his exploratons in the New World, Historia Indiae Occidentalis, tomis duobus comprehensa . . . , published in Geneva in 1586.
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.