Scarce map of the region from the Nile and Red Sea in the east to Libya in the West, illustrating the Roman Partriarchate of Alexandria.
We were unable to locate the source of the map, which appears to be from a work by Van Der Aa.
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.