Interesting map of the Eastern Mediterranean, illustrating the voyage of Henry Blunt from Venice through the Balkans, Constantinopel, Greece, Alexandria, Cairo, and Sicily. Decorative vignette of Venice.
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.