Auction 113, Lot 725

"Iaponia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Japan

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Small map based on Jodocus Hondius' folio map of Japan. The map follows the Ortelius/Teixeira type for Japan, with Korea shown as an island and an explanation that its insularity is uncertain. This map was engraved by Petrus Kaerius for the Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor. Latin text on verso.

References: Walter OAG-16.

Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/7/2005