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AA, Pieter van der

Carte D’Artois,

suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs de L'Academie Royale des Sciences etc...

Published: Leiden. c1713-14

Stock code: 66395

Price: £125

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Pieter van der AA (1659-1733) was from a family of booksellers and publishers in Leiden, who flourished during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. His work was well executed and highly regarded by his contemporaries. The maps themselves are easily recognised and distinguished by their attractive title cartouches, and for the precise cartographic detail they contain. A map of this northern province of France. Principal cities are Saint Omar, Arras and Bethune.

Size: 245 340 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour and later hand colour. Fair condition. Some staining and discolouration to the central fold. Minor repair to lower central fold.

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