"Carte des Decouvertes au Nord du Japon", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de
Period: 1797 (dated)
Publication: Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde…
Color: Black & White
27 x 19.5 inches
68.6 x 49.5 cm
Large and well-engraved chart including a profile view of Terre de la Compangie north of Japan. Shows the northeast coast of Japan's Honshu Island to Jeso Go-Sima (Hokkaido) and thence to the Kuriles Islands, called by early Dutch explorers Staten Island and another that they called the Company's Land naming it for the Dutch East India Company. Inset maps: Extrait de la carte publiee par Scheuchzer and Extrait de la carte de l'Histoire du Japon de Kampfer. Oriented with north to the right.
References: Phillips (A) #688.
A little toning covered by pastel, else very good.