Rare Variant / Manilla Rarity!
Rare early map of Manilla Bay, which appeared in Vander Aa's La galerie agréable du monde.
The map is oriented with southwest at the top and includes a small town plan for Manilla and other places.
Soundings are also given.
This is the first time we have ever seen the 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.