Highly detailed view of Constantinople, extending from St. Demitre to Chateau De Sept Tours and Scutari to Fanarikiosk. A scarce interesting item. It appears to be from a Vander Aa production, but we could not verify the source.
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.