Decorative map of America, illustrating the voyage of Christopher Columbus to then New World in 1492.
Includes and incomplete Great Lakes, unknown Northwest Coast of America, highly inaccurate mapping of the Mississippi River, the 7 Cities of Cibola and a largely incomplete knowledge of the region which would become New Zealand.
South America misprojected in a very wide fashion. California is shown as an island in the Sanson Model.
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.