Van der Aa catalogue

By AA, Pieter van der, 1715 

Catalogue des livres des cartes greographiques des villes chateaux &c. de l’univers, taut en plan qu’en profil; publiés en France, en Allemagne, en Angleterre & ailleurs, qui se trovent tout nouvellement.

Art & Architecture
  • Author: AA, Pieter van der
  • Publication place: Leiden
  • Publisher: Pieter vander Aa
  • Publication date: 1715
  • Physical description: Octavo. 41pp., tear to title-page skilfully repaired; modern half calf, red buckram.Collation: 4S9, 4T4, 4V7, 4X4.
  • Dimensions: 160 by 950mm. (6.25 by 37.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17679

Notes

The catalogue dates from around 1715, and lists the principle works offered and published by Aa. It is nearly twice as the size of his earlier catalogue (see item XXXXX). As with the previous catalogue, an advertisement at the beginning proudly proclaims the recent acquisition of many maps and plans from the heirs of Frederick de Wit, whose widow Maria sold their inventory at auction in 1710.

The first forty pages of the catalogue list the books published by Aa, with title, author and number of volumes. Included in the list are Mortier’s Neptune Francois’, and Sanson’s Description de l’universe’. The final eight pages list his inventory of maps, which he divides into wall maps on several sheets, and atlas maps on: double folio (double fueille), folio (une fueille), quarto (feuille median), and ancient geography. This is followed by a list of town plans and views.

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