Jan 27, 2012
scottfishpdx

Famous Map Makers: Pieter Van Der AA

Pieter Van Der AA Map Example

Pieter Van Der AA Map

Pieter Van Der AA

1659-1733

Pieter Van Der AA, a famous publisher during the beginning of the eithteenth century was apprenticed to booksellers’ trade at nine, later to be come a bookseller and auctioneer.

Acquiring the map plates of earlier cartographers and map mappers, Pieter Van Der AA, was famous for re-issuing several important maps in the eighteenth century.  His most important work was the Galerie Agreable Du Monde, a 27 volume TOME that was issued in 1729 and contained over 3,000 plates.  What makes this so rare and sought after is the publication size, just 100 sets.  Common among his engraving are large maps with separate frame borders that eventually contained maps printed into the blank area.

Read about more famous cartographers and map makers.

 

Leave a comment

map collection

screen-shot-2012-01-27-at-6-37-28-pm screen-shot-2012-01-27-at-6-38-49-pm screen-shot-2012-01-27-at-6-01-21-pm

racquetball

296716_945315573048_19707270_42448358_596321176_n 394466_10100151735213408_19707270_42995822_883047590_n 313066_945316511168_19707270_42448365_138658136_n 33742_715353059768_19707270_39906250_1846650_n 311002_945315323548_19707270_42448354_685660358_n 297970_945315972248_19707270_42448361_973812858_n 68421_715353224438_19707270_39906253_7044344_n 309694_945317234718_19707270_42448368_1205278493_n

Posts By Month