Remarkable 2-sheet view of Venice and environs, published in Leiden by Pieter Vander Aa.
Includes a large elaborate coat of arms, and dozens of ships in the Harbor and Canal Della Giudeca. Dozens of place names throughout, including names of outer islands and along the main coastline.
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.