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. The separate engraings on this plate were first published in'Naukeurige Beschrijvingen der Afrikaensche gewesten...
, and'Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche eylanden... , by Olfert Dapper (1639 - 1689). The ensemble of these 3 engravings are set in a decorative border, added by van der Aa. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, Aldert Meijer, Romeyn de Hooghe, ao.
Subject: Plate with 3 engravings :'Comment ceux de Congo se sont porter en litiere en voyageant. Autre maniere de se faire porter en voyageant.
How the Kongolese are being carried in a bed carriage while traveling. Other ways of being carried while traveling. Azebro, a deer species and a buffalo. Very rare in this edition. Paper edge uncut and thus irregular and with occasional minimal tears.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 49 x 37.5 cm. The image size is ca. 41 x 33.5 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca.
19.3 x 14.8 inch. 16.1 x 13.2 inch.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark. ThePrintsCollector - LaurentiusOldMasterPrints Frans Laurentius Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) - The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints.
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