L'Ile de Formosa, ou sont exactement marquez les bancs de sables, rochers et brasses...

Pieter van der Aa (*1659 - 1733)
Coloured sea chart of Formosa, Taiwan. Printed in Leyden by P. van der Aa circa 1720.

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Description

A rare sea chart showing the southwest part of Taiwan (Formosa) together with the Penghu Islands (Pescadores). Oriented to the east.

From Galerie Agréable du Monde, a sixty-six volume atlas complied in 1729 and said to have been issued in an edition of 100 copies only (Tooley, p. 1). One of the few maps related to Taiwan available to collectors.

Details

CartographerPieter van der Aa
TitleL'Ile de Formosa, ou sont exactement marquez les bancs de sables, rochers et brasses d'eau, le tout fait...
Publisher, YearP. van der Aa, Leyden, circa 1720
Plate Size28.9 x 34.9 cm (11.4 x 13.7 inches)
Sheet Size31.4 x 39.0 cm (12.4 x 15.4 inches)

Condition

Some overall browning. A library stamps on verso. Good conditions.

Cartographer

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: L'Ile de Formosa, ou sont exactement marquez les bancs de sables, rochers et brasses d'eau, le tout fait....
Coloured sea chart of Formosa, Taiwan. Printed in Leyden by P. van der Aa circa 1720.

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