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Rare map of the Land of Eso (Hokkaido), which appeared in Vander Aa's Galerie Agreable du Monde.

The map illustrates the northern tip of Japan, Hokkaido and the neighboring Compagnie's Land.

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.