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Publisher: AA, P. van der.
Title: Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde, ou la Geographie Royale composée de nouvelles cartes tres-exactes..
Published in: Amsterdam, 1713
   
Size: 22.0 x 17.7 inches.
56.0 x 45.0 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Contemp. brown calf, large folio, half- title, engraved allegorical title, printed title in red and black with engraved vignette, 6 (of 7) double-page maps and 88 other maps (on 44 map sheets), together 94 engraved maps, pleasing light overall browning, 10,76pp. of descriptive text and tables.
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Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a prolific publisher of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. His output was not just restricted to atlases: he also produced topographical and other illustrated works, including the spectacular twenty-eight volume Naaukeurige versameling der gedenkwaardigste See- en Land-Reysen. While other atlases are undoubtedly of more cartographical significance, Aa's Le Nouveau Theatre, is an imposing and highly attractive work. Complete copies are rarely now-a-days.

Curiously the maps of the world, Asia, South East Asia and China are showing Korea in different types. Each continent and region is accompliced by a historical and geographical description.
Including a North Polar projection or azimuthal, equidistant world map which represents an important step in the history of mapping. Karpinski consider its the first strictly scientific map of the world. However, despite the cartographic advances, California still appears as an island. Based on the famous 1696 Planisphere by Jacques Cassini, the map was developed from data collected at many observatories in such distant places as Malacca, Nanking and Guadeloupe.
As the information was collected and sent to Paris, it was transferred to a gigantic planisphere.
Cassini was highly trained and disciplined scientist, a skilled astronomer, and a geodesist.
This was the first map to set standard longitudes for known places based on scientific calculations.
This spectacular adaptation of the map by Van der Aa is perhaps the most elegantly engraved of the California as an island maps.
The other maps all set in a decorative borderframe, each time two maps on one sheet.

Missing the world map, a separate copy of this world map is offered in this sale.

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Reference: Koeman I, Aa, 6.



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