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). In this work 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.
Print with 4 engravings :'Le Berceau du Jardin du Roi de Sofala. Courage en Guerre des Femmes du Royaume de Monomotapa. Figures et Armes des Giacos dans l' empire de Monemugi. The pavillion in the garden of the King of Sofala, Mozambique - Funeral ceremony of the people of Sofala - Courage of the women of the Kingdom of Mutapa - People of the Giacos and their weapons in the empire of Monemugi in Southern Africa.Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 49.5 x 37.5 cm. The image size is ca. 41.5 x 34 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca.
19.5 x 14.8 inch. 16.3 x 13.4 inch. Medium: Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark. ThePrintsCollector Peter Cornelissen, Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Zeeland - The Netherlands. We guarantee our items to be genuine original.
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The item "Rare Antique Print-SOFALA-MOZAMBIQUE-AFRICA-MUTAPA-MONEMUGI-Van der Aa-1725" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2015. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "theprintscollectoruk" and is located in Zeeland.This item can be shipped worldwide.