This plate of Sumatra island originates from the very scarse “La galerie agreable du monde;Tome premier des Indes Orientales” – published by Pieter van der Aa in Leyden,1725.
This famous work was published in 66 parts and is the biggest print or map book ever published. Van der Aa incorporated plates by other publishers such as Blaeu, Visscher, de Wit, Meurs, Halma, Mortier, Allard in this work and often added broad decorative borders. Probably the costliest and complete universal geographic work ever produces. It is said that only 100 copies were printed.
Artists and Engravers: Pieter van der Aa (Leiden 1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, ao.
Conditions: Very good
Measurements: 490 x 490 mm
Purchase code: BB12225