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Auction 100, Lot 424

"Carta Accurata dell'Imperio del Giappone", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Japan

Period: 1734 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 9.8 inches
31.8 x 24.9 cm

First state of the Italian version of Tirion's first map of Japan based on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer type. In the upper part of the map Jesso of Jesogasima ook Kamtzchatka is shown north of the Noto Peninsula. At the map's lower edge the tip of the island of Ryukyu is labeled Tanaxima. The route of the Dutch expedition between Nagasaki and Edo are shown. This version of the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer type map served as a model for the miniature maps in Kaempfer's later editions.

References: Walter #OAG-81.

Condition: B

Old color with a few small spots, mostly in margins.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/12/2002