Nice example of Vander Aa's rare and highly desirable map of the Florida, Texas and the Southern portion of what would become the United States.
The map shows the early English and Spanish settlements, including St. Augustine, Indian Lands, mountains, rivers, as they were then known to exist in the early part of the 18th Century.
Dozens of place names along the eastern seaboard and the Gulf Coast. Nice detail in Mississippi Valley region and Texas. The Mississippi is pushed far west of its true course. A truly odd Apalachicola River runs nearly due north to what would probably be Kentucky.
Based on De L'Isle's seminal 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.