"[Lot of 8 - Asia]", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1729 (circa)
Publication: Galerie agreable du monde
Color: Black & White
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
Group of fine copper engravings from this monumental Dutch work by one of the most prolific Dutch publishers. The Galerie agreable du monde was issued in 66 parts containing over 3000 maps, town plans and topographic prints. It was the largest picture and map book ever published. Many of the engravings were printed from multiple plates and enclosed in elaborate, picture-frame borders. These engravings are from the section covering Asia and the Middle East with scenes of daily life, religious ceremonies, costumes, and habitations. The Galarie was reportedly only issued in 100 copies (Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers). Dimensions given for sheets, image dimensions vary.
Fine impressions with wide original margins. Some minor flaws in blank margins.