Leiden: Van der Aa, Pierre, 1725.
Map. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 10 3/4" x 14".
This is a rare detailed plan of the city of Mataram in Lombok, and island in Indonesia, located just east of Bali. The map beautifully details the city, noting streets, fields, buildings and topography. The mountains surrounding the city and serve as its walls, are rendered with intricate detail. The map is in good condition with minor foxing and minimal wear along the centerfold. Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher, editor and bookseller based in Leiden, Netherlands, neat The Hague. He started his own publishing and auction house at the age of 21 and went on to produce thousands of maps. Van der Aa is credited to pioneering a separate artwork for the border. Apart from his own maps, he republished maps of various other publishers such as Blaeu, Visscher, De Wit, etc. This map is beautiful example of his distinctive style.