Vuë de la Ville de Dunblane.

Method Copper engraving
Artist Pieter van der Aa
Published 1707
Dimensions Image 123 x 153 mm, Plate 130 x 167 mm, Sheet 152 x 189 mm
Notes An early 18th Century view of Dunblane from James Beverell's La Delices de la Grande Bretagne et de L'Irlande published by Pieter van der Aa.

First published in 1707, Beverell's Les Delices de la Grande Bretagne et de L'Irlande was an eight volume series depicting a variety of views from across the United Kingdom, including those of royal palaces, stately homes, cathedrals, and naval towns. Two volumes were dedicated solely to Oxford and Cambridge, consisting of plates of the colleges that were copied and reduced directly from David Loggan's Oxonia Illustrata of 1675. In total, Les Delices de la Grande Bretagne et de L'Irlande comprised of 241 engraved plates and maps after David Loggan, Johannes Kip, John Selzer, and others. Despite the publication ultimately being a collection of reduced copies of other engravers' work, Les Delices de la Grande Bretagne et de L'Irlande is a fine example of early eighteenth-century printmaking.

Pieter van der Aa (1659 – 1733) was a Dutch publisher, best known for preparing maps and atlases. Despite producing his own work, van der Aa is also known for his production of pirated editions of illustrated publications and foreign bestsellers. Beginning his career as a Latin trade publisher in Lieden in 1683, van der Aa's ambition was to one day become the most famous printer in the city. In 1715, van der Aa was appointed the head printer for Leiden and its university.
Framing unmounted
Price £30.00
Stock ID 49606