Leiden: Van der Aa, Pierre, 1729. unbound. Map. 1729. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 9" x 15.5" This finely engraved map of southern Italy, particularly the Abruzzi region of Italy, dates to 1729. Includes the provinces of Abruzzo Ultra, Abruzzo Citra, and Molise as well parts of modern day Lazio and Naples regions. Rome is labeled as well as the Amalfi coast. Beautifully detailed, the map notes towns, rivers, islands and mountains throughout. The map includes a circular title cartouche in the lower right corner and the whole is surrounded by an exceptionally decorative border. In good condition with minor wear along the centerfold and some edge wear, not affecting the image. Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher, editor and bookseller based in Leiden, Netherlands. He started his own publishing and auction house at the age of 21 and went on to produce thousands of maps. Van der Aa is credited to pioneering a separate artwork for the border. Apart from his own maps, he republished maps of various other publishers such as Blaeu, Visscher, De Wit, etc. This map is beautiful example of his distinctive style. Hard to find. (Inventory #: 268252)
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