A map of Florida, the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, centered on Cuba. The map was prepared to illustrate the Dutch translation of the accounts of Francisco Hernandez de Cordova in the New World, in the second decade of the 16th Century.
A rare decorative map executed in detailed engraving and fine hand coloring. The map shows information of early voyages of exploration by the Spanish in mid-America.
Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch mapmaker and publisher who printed pirated
editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated books but is best known for his voluminous output of maps and atlases. Van der Aa was born to a German stonecutter from Holstein. Interestingly, all three van der Aa sons came to be involved in the printing business. Hildebrand was a copper engraver and Boudewyn was a printer.