- Title - Dublinium - Dubline
- Cartographer - Pieter Van der Aa
- Date - 1729
- Size - Map 130mm x 123mm, Engraved border frame 320mm x 215mm with large margins.
- Condition - Excellent. Fine hand colour, intricate and detailed engraving on large sheet, good clean, bright paper.
Important Scarce Plan of Dublin - 1729
Uncommon plan of Dublin, based on earlier models by John Speed (1611) and Rutger Hermannides (1661). This plan appears in Pieter van der Aa's Galerie Agréable du Monde, an encyclopedic 66 volume atlas of regional map, plans and views of all parts of the world.
The Irish and Scottish section forms Volume XII of the work, and comprised of 30 maps and views. The other Irish inclusions were plans of Cork, Limerick and Galway as well as a view of "Lake Derg." he also included a general map of Ireland and one for each of the provinces.
This example is unusual in that it has the additional, separately engraved framework border, a motif of Van der Aa's better and scarcer works. The effect in using the decorative framework border is to make an already attractive map even more striking. A good addition to any serious collection of Irish maps.
Important and Scarce Plan!
Reference : Bonar Law - Dub.Vol2. - Speed Derivative Maps - Pg337, No. S7(ii) : Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici I, Aa9, p.18
Item ID: 15393-1
: €685.00 (€706.58 Inc. VAT)