Auction 106, Lot 498

"[Lot of 2] Carte des Isles Kouriles… [and] Gedeelte van Japan of Nipon", Various

Subject: Japan

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Pair of copper engraved map of the Kourile Islands north of Japan. First, by J. Laurent (10.4 x 9.5") is embellished by a fully colored cartouche. Second, (7.8 x 9.5") from a Dutch edition of Cook's Voyages, includes a fully colored inset of a coastal view of Japan. Cook's track of 1779 is shown through the islands.


Condition: A

Bit of faint offsetting, overall very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/3/2004