Detailed regional map of regions contiguous to the Indian Ocean, from the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia to the Gulf of Siam and Sumatra and extending North to Kandahar and the eastern Mediterranean. Caeser Frederiks traveled from Cyprus via Aleppo to the Indian Ocean, around Cape Coromandel and on to the Malaysian Peninsula and ultimately the Straits of Malacca. The map illustrates the land and sea tracks of his journey through the region.
The map offered here was used by Vander Aa to illustrate a Dutch translation of Frederiks' voyage to the region in 1563. In all, Vander Aa issued 130 translations of important 15th, 16th and 17th century Travel Narratives to America, Africa, and Asia, which were issued in 28 volumes in the early part of the 18th century. Many of the narratives are either unobtainable or extremely rare in their original formats. Very nice outline color example of this beautifully engraved map.
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.