Rare Edition Published by Van der Aa
"Les Indes Orientales", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Southern & Southeast Asia
Period: 1714 (circa)
Color: Black & White
7.5 x 5.6 inches
19.1 x 14.2 cm
Small rare map of the region from India through southern China and the Philippines. Covers all of the Malay peninsula with parts of North Sumatra and Borneo. The Bay of Cambray is very exaggerated, causing India to be much too narrow, and Ceylon is overly large. The mythical Chiamai Lac appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. This map is from a revised copper plate originally engraved by Pieter van den Keere and published in the 1628 edition of the Mercator Atlas Minor published by Jansson. Van der Aa used many of Jansson's plates, reworked with the titles translated into French, for two atlases both published circa 1714: Nouveau Petit Atlas and Atlas Soulage. Very few extant copies of these atlases are known.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8400:352.2.
A dark impression with a light crease at top left and minor marginal soiling.