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Fine example of Vander Aa's rare large format map of South America, which appeared in his Galerie agreable de monde . . .

Locates the routes of early explorers in the Southwestern Pacific, including La Maire, Magellan, Olivier and Mendana. Includes a fine large cartouche.

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.