Title: l'Ile de Negrepont, autrefois Eubee, dans L'Archipel, avec toutes ses Cotes, nouvellement mis au jour par Pierre vander Aa ....
Author: Pierre van de Aa
Date: circa 1720
Measurments: 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch
This map shows Greece second biggest island Euboea or Euböa (Evvia/Evvoia) with a part of the Greece mainland (Attika). It also shows the capital of Euboea Chalkis (Negroponte) in the Aegean Sea, as well as Athens and the infamous Marathon.
Condition: Good with some small wormholes / please note that this map used to be part of an atlas in former times - therefore it has been cut on the lower side (but remains fully intact). Please see pictures.
About the mapmaker:
Pierre (Pieter) van der Aa was a publisher, editor and bookseller of Leiden. He started as a bookseller at the age of twenty-three, becoming a prominent member of the Booksellers' Guild.
As a publisher his output was varied and prodigious though his main interest was the production of maps and atlases, which he printed in all sizes.
His publications include an Atlas Nouveau completed in about 1710, and the Galerie Agreable du Monde, of 66 parts in 27 volumes, completed in 1729 and containing over 3 000 maps. Parts 61—63 deal solely with Africa.
Though he was a successful merchant, as a geographer van der Aa was poor and his maps are collected mainly for their decorative qualities. Many of these maps were engraved by well-known Dutch engravers such as Luiken, Goeree and Stoopendael, and are typical examples of early eighteenth-century map productions.
Engraving is Absolutely Guaranteed authentic original map (Copper engraving).
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