C1706

Bassora En de Landschappen Tussen de Eufrat en Tiger Stroom, een gedeelte van Persien, De Indiaanse Zee and kusten totaan de Straat Zunda.

Superb early map recording a number of the early Dutch discoveries on the Australian coast with an elaborate title cartouche published by Pierre Vander AA (1659-1733). The source of the information for the map was based on the accounts of … Read Full Description

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S/N: NVDG-002-AM-1706–234384
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Full Title:

Bassora En de Landschappen Tussen de Eufrat en Tiger Stroom, een gedeelte van Persien, De Indiaanse Zee and kusten totaan de Straat Zunda.

Date:

C1706

Mapmaker:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 153mm

Paper Size: 

252mm 
x 168mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bassora En de Landschappen Tussen de Eufrat en Tiger Stroom, een gedeelte van Persien, De Indiaanse Zee and kusten totaan de Straat Zunda. - Antique Map from 1706

Genuine antique
dated:

1706

Description:

Superb early map recording a number of the early Dutch discoveries on the Australian coast with an elaborate title cartouche published by Pierre Vander AA (1659-1733). The source of the information for the map was based on the accounts of D. Nuno da Cunha governor of the Portuguese possessions in India from 1528 to 1538. Cunha’s accounts were published by the Portuguese historian João de Barros (1496–1570), in his history of the Portuguese in their overseas territories, Asia de Ioam de Barros, dos fectos que os Portuguezes fizeram no descobrimento e conquista dos mares e terras do Oriente. 

The Dutch discovery noted on the Australian continent are:

1616 Hartog
1619 Houtman
1622 van Leeuwin 1622
1624 Tortelduff
1628  de Wit
1642-1644 Tasman

From Vander Aa, Naaukeurige versamling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leiden.

References: Koeman, Aa2.

Mapmaker:

Pierre Vander AA (1659-1733)

Apprenticed at the age of 9, Vander AA began his career at Lieden in 1683 as a Latin trade publisher, publishing classical texts pertaining to medicine and science. His publications include; Naaukeurige versamling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen 1706, Atlas Nouveau 1710, and Galerie Agreable du Mond.

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