Detailed regional map of regions contiguous to the Indian Ocean, from the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia to the Gulf of Saim and Sumatra and extending North to Kandahar and the eastern Mediterranean. This map was included in Vander Aa's Cartes de Itineraires et Voiages Modernes, one of the great 17th Century compilations of early voyages of discovery. Tibbetts 185.
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.