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The Mapping of North America

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The first state of a map of England and Wales in the preferred issue with second engraved border frame printed surround. published by Pierre van der Aa (1659-1733). Born in Leiden, he was the son of a stone cutter or sculptor. By the time he was but nine years old he was already apprenticed to a bookseller. By 1682 he was the owner of a bookshop and auction. His output is so large that Koeman was sure that there were works yet to be identified. His printed catalogue of 1729 alludes to the fact that works could be made to order. Amongst these publications is arguably the biggest atlas ever published, the 66 volume ‘La Galerie Agreable du Monde’. Provenance: acquired from the Gebr. Haas in 2004. Koeman (1967-70) I pp. 1-30; Shirley (1988) Van der Aa 2.
AA, Pierre van der


Leiden, 1713
230 x 305 mm., in recent outline and wash colour, cut close as expected lower border in separating it from the companion map, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10636
£ 125
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