Yucatan (partie de la Nouvelle Espagne), et Guatimala

Leiden: Van der Aa, Pierre, 1713.

Map. Engraving with full hand coloring. Image measures 11 1/4" x 14 1/4".

Finely engraved map of Mexico and Central America extending from Tampico to Panama City. The map depicts regions, towns, churches, rivers, lakes, and coastal features in impressive detail. Mountains, volcanoes, and forests are depicted pictorially. Mexico City is depicted on the northern bank of Lake Texcoco. Includes part of western Cuba. In very good condition with minor damp-staining to upper margin and two small spots to lower margin, not affecting the image. One stain to the right of title cartouche near the illustrations. Full original margins.

Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher, editor and bookseller based in Leiden, Netherlands. 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. Hard to find.

Binding: Unbound
Language: French

Price: $500.00

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