A very decorative, impressive engraving of Palembang in Sumatra. Two views on one sheet. In the upper part the overall view with a sea battle in the foreground. Below the burning city.
Two vertical folds. Dark and strong impression. Excellent condition.
Pieter van der Aa was born 1659 in Leyden, Holland. He started his own book publishing business when he was twenty-three. Within fifty years in his business, he published a huge amount of highly decorative maps and atlases. His Nouvel Atlas was reissued by Covens & Mortier. He died 1733 in Leyden.
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Pieter van der Aa: La Ville de Palimbang dans l'Ile de Sumatra..
Antique town view of Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia. Printed in Leyden in the year 1719.
Southeast Asia - van der Aa, Pieter - La Ville de Palimbang dans l'Ile de Sumatra.