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AA, Pieter van der

La Groningue,

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

Published: Leiden. c1713-14

Stock code: 66373

Price: £150

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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. This is the attractive map of the north eastern Dutch province of Groningen, which borders the German state of Niedersachsen. The famous explorer Abel Tasman was a native of this province.

Size: 245 x 335 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour and later hand colour. Good condition. Some discolouration to the central fold.

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