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Description

Attractive and detailed map of the island from an unknown source. Compass rose and large cartouche, plus rhumb lines. Soundings appear along the coastline for most of the significant bays and the mouths of rivers. Excellent interior details as well.

Pieter van der Aa Biography

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.