Arbres, Animaux, etc. des Indes. Idoles, Mathematiciens, Philosophes, etc. des Indes.8.
a Leide, Chez Pierre vander Aa. [n.d. but 1710.]
Rare etching with large margins. Plate 204 x 334mm. 8 x 13¼". Slightly cut inside platemark on bottom left.
A pair of composite images on on sheet, illustrating curiosities from the East and West Indies, much derived from hearsay and Dutch imagination. Published in the only edition of van de Aa's 'Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux', the images include three men riding on the back of a tortoise, nuts from the Maldives, a peak of the Canary Islands, Brahmins, observatories, mathematical instruments, etc. With keys in French and Dutch. All the views in the book were etched by Romain de Hoogue for 'Curieuse Aenmerckingen Der bysonderste Oost en West-Indische', published in Utrecht by Ribbius in 1682. This state has Pieter van den Aa's name lower left and plate no 8 lower right..
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