Scarce map of the Islands of Banda, from Vander Aa's Theatre Agreeable.
One of the very few printed maps to focus on this group of islands. The map includes a number of place names and even shows a Volcano.
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.