for the Fulbright Scholarship commemorative combines a compass card
and the map Nova Orbis Terrequei Tabula Accuratissima Delineate
Mappe Monde, published in Leyden in 1713 by Pieter Van der Aa.
van der Aa was born in Leiden in 1659. He was
apprenticed to the booksellers trade at the age of 19 and died in
1733. Many of his atlases were made to order from outdated plates
acquired from many of the older well-known cartographers. He served
with the Dutch colonial authorities on the island of Java, and
published an atlas of European voyages of discovery in the Pacific, of
which this map was a part.
The projection is an equatorial stereographic
projection, similar to that of Mercator. This is indicated by the
parallels, particularly the 80th, which intersect the meridians at
right angles, unlike the globular projection where the parallels are
not at right angles.