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Auction 105, Lot 492

"Corea and Japan", Thomson, John

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1815 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 19.2 inches
62.2 x 48.8 cm
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A lovely map of Japan and Korea showing the discoveries of Broughton and Krusenstern who traveled in the region in 1796-97 and 1805-11 respectively. In Japan Kyrushu, Shikoku, and Awajishima are significantly more correct than early maps. It is extremely detailed and colored by regions showing towns, roads, rivers, lakes and mountains.

References: Walter #128.

Condition: B

Some light scattered toning and a short repaired tear into border, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 12/3/2003