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Auction 104, Lot 572

"A New & Accurate Map of the Empire of Japan Laid down from the Memoirs of the Portuguese and Dutch; and particularly from the Jesuit Missionaries…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Japan

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

17 x 14 inches
43.2 x 35.6 cm
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Attractive map based on the earlier model of Charlevoix. Focused on Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu with fine detail. Locates Jedo and scores of other cities and villages, islands, lakes, mountains, etc. Several notes concerning the recently discovered islands, colonial details, etc. Large and attractive cartouche with Samari and Geisha. Among the best English maps of Japan issued in the mid-18th Century.

References: Cortazzi pl.81; Walter 92; Campbell 61.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/10/2003