Famous Map Makers: Pieter Van Der AA
Pieter Van Der AA
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.