SKU: PR00116 Category:


Description: We offer an engraving from Galerie Agréable du Monde by the Dutch publisher Pieter van der Aa. Printed on handmade laid paper, 15" x 19 1/4" with a 13 1/2" x 16 1/2" platemark. Three scenes from New Amsterdam are presented within monolithic architectural motif: a view of "Novum Amsterodamum" or Manhattan, a depiction of the native people of "Nouvelle Hollande" and the animals of "Insula Canada et Nova Hollandia". The three scenes were made with separate plates and thus have their own platemarks. Item #PR00116.

Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. He also printed many maps that were often out of print, which he reissued. Some of his most popular maps were of the African continent, detailing locations such as Morocco and Madagascar.

Condition: There is a horizontal crease down the middle of the engraving from the binding with a 1" tear at the bottom margin just touching the image, the bottom corners are creased, and there are three small tears along the left margin, none affecting the image, light surface dirt overall, good condition.