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Aa, Pieter van der (1659-1733).
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 GBP
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Aa, Pieter van der (1659-1733).
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Aa, Pieter van der (1659-1733).
Le Nouveau théâtre du monde, ou la géographie royale. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1713
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Provenance

Theodor Russell, bookplate; un-named owner, sale in these rooms, 4 December 1997, lot 157

Literature

Koeman I, Aa, 6

Catalogue Note

Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a prolific publisher of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. His output was not just restricted to atlases: he also produced topographical and other illustrated works, including the spectacular twenty-eight volume Naaukeurige versameling der gedenkwaardigste See- en Land-Reysen.

While other atlases are undoubtedly of more cartographical significance, Aa’s Nouveau théâtre, particularly with the fine colouring found in this copy, is an imposing and highly attractive work. Complete copies are rarely seen at auction.

The Library of Lord Wardington: Important Atlases and Geographies Part One

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London