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- Published: Leiden
- Published date: 1706
- Technique: Copper engraving / Uncolored
- Issue date: 1706-08
- Type: map
- Size: 155 by 230mm (6 by 9 inches).
- Stock number: 31848
- Condition: Printed on the full sheet as published; the map was originally folded in this series, so that old folds are more or less visable. Overall in excellent condition.
Original copper-engraving, uncoloured as published. A fine engraved map showing the southeastern part of Northamerica with Florida and the gulf of Mexico towards Panuco in the West and the Yucatan peninsula in the South. The map includes further Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas. In the centre of the map, actually engraved into the gulf of Mexico, this antique map is equipped with a highly decorative allegoric scene with a shipwreck and its survivors climbing on a small island next to the title cartouche. The famous Dutch publisher and mapmaker Pieter Van der Aa (1659 Leiden - 1733 Leiden) published during the period 1682-1733, an enormous quantity of printed matter (Koeman). This map was actually published in the first edition of his travelbooks ,Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen na Oost en West-Indien', in Leiden 1706-08.