Pieter van der Aa

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For the Brabantine jurist, see Petrus van der Aa.
Studio et Vigilantia
motto of the printer from 1695

Pieter van der Aa (Leiden, 1659 - Leiden, August 1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. He also printed many maps that were often out of print, which he reissued.[1] Some of his most popular maps were of the African continent, detailing locations such as Morocco and Madagascar.

Legacy[edit]

The orchid genus Aa is said to be named after him by the botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach because he was the printer for the Dutch botanist Paul Hermann's "Paradisus Batavus". Published posthumously in 1698, this explanation is disputed.[2]

Published atlases[edit]

  • Nouvel Atlas
  • and the sixty-six volume Galerie Agréable du Monde [Leiden, 1728],[3] of which only 100 copies are said to have been printed.
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - F. Draakx schipvaart door de straat en Zuyd Zee gedaan om de gantsen aardkloot. - Leiden, Van der Aa 1706-08 [16 x 23,2 cm]
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - Zee-togten door Thomas Candys na de West Indien, en van daar rondom den gantzen aardkloot gedaan.
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - *T Noorder deel van Amerika. Door C.Kolumbus in zyn.. Leiden, Van der Aa 1706-08 [16 x 23,6 cm]
  • Van der AA, Pieter - Amerika of de Nieuwe Weereld Aller eerst Door C. Kolumbus; Leiden, 1705
  • Van der Aa, Piter - Niew (Niue) Engeland in twee Scheeptogten door..John Smith.. Leiden, 1705
  • Vander Aa, Pieter - De voor Eylanden van America.. Florida, New Mexico,... Leiden, 1705
  • Van der Aa, Pieter, T Vaste Land van Darien ten Zuiden Cuba en Hispaniola Gelege - Leiden, 1705
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - Cuba en Jamaica, soo als die door Kolombus.. Leiden, 1705
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - Reys togt door Thomas Coryat van Jerusalem; Leiden, 1705
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - De zee en land-reysen vandenridder Hendrik Blunt.; Leiden, 1705
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - Melite Insula vulgo Malta; Leiden, 1712
  • Van der Aa, Pieter - Valetta Civitas Nova Maltae olim Millitae; Leiden, 1712
  • The plates in the Leiden University Catalogus librorum of 1716 in Quaerendo, 22, 1992, p. 271-284, ill.

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