Original Antique Maps and Prints. Antique Print-ABYSSINIA-ETHIOPIA-MOYELLA-SOCOTRA ISLAND-AFRICA-Van der Aa-1725. Description: This plate originates from the very scarse:'La Galerie Agreable du Monde...
Van der Aa, Leyden, c. This famous work was published in 66 parts and is the biggest print / 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 produced.It is said that only 100 copies were printed. Ref: Koeman Aa9; Phillips 2780 note. This plate was originally published in'Naauwkeurge versameling der gedenkwaardigste zee- en land-reysenÃ¢â¬â¢, a series of accounts of voyages (1706-08).
Van der Aa published 130 translations of important 15th, 16th and 17th Century Travel Narratives to the America, Africa and Asia, which were issued in 28 volumes in the early part of the 18th Century. Many of them are extremely scarse or unobtainable. The decorative borders were added and are typical for this edition. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, Aldert Meijer, Romeyn de Hooghe, ao.
Subject: Plate 45a: with 4 engravings :'Livres des feuilles de Date chez les Abyssins - Deuil des Ethiopiens sur leurs Morts - Fort des Maures sur l' Isle Moyella - Habits, Armes & Logemens des Habitans de l'Isle Zocotara'. Books from date leaves / calanders of the Abyssinians - Mourning of the Ethiopians for their death. Fort of the Mores / Muslims on Moyella island, West Africa visited by European slave traders.
Clothing, weapons and living areas of the inhabitants of the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean. Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. The image size is ca. 41.5 x 34 cm.Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 14.6 inch. 16.3 x 13.4 inch. Medium: Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark.
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