Detailed map of the southern part of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, published by Vander Aa in Leiden.
The map provides a highly detailed treatment of the region, including topographical details.
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.