Auction 111, Lot 629

"Afbeeldinge vant Maghtich Keyserlyck Casteel Osacca geleegen int groot Ryck Jappan besuyden de Stadt Osacca inde provinsie Qioo", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Japan

Period: 1669 (published)

Publication: Gedenkwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische…

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 10.5 inches
35.1 x 26.7 cm

Bird's-eye plan of the splendid castle at Osaka with a key at bottom. Arnoldus Montanus produced several important geographical works including this description of Japan based on information obtained from his close contacts with the Dutch East India Company. His description of various journeys to the court at Edo include some of the earliest views of Japan.


Condition: A+

Minor expert repairs in margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/8/2005