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La Ville de Bantam capitale du Roiaume de meme nom.

18th century print of a bird’s eye view of the city Banten or Bantam near the western end of Java in Indonesia. Several tall ships and smaller nautical vessels in the harbour. This print originates from the very scarse: ‘La Galerie Agréable du Monde (…).’, published by P. van der Aa, in Leiden, c. 1725.

Apprenticed at the age of 9, Vander AA began his career at Leiden in 1683 as a Latin trade publisher, publishing classical texts pertaining to medicine and science. Later on, he became an engraver and publisher of atlases and maps in Leiden. His publications include an ‘Atlas Nouveau‘ completed in about 1710, and the famous La Galerie Agréable du Monde – one of the most impressive geographical books printed in 66 volumes in limited edition. It contains around 3000 plates, and cover the topography and people of Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

Watermarked and visible plate mark, good condition with original fold, some very tiny brown spots. 275 x 354 mm.

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