Auction 113, Lot 727

"Naauw-Keurige Kaart van 't Keizerryk Japan", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Japan

Period: 1728 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaegsche Historie…

Color: Hand Color

13 x 9.8 inches
33 x 24.9 cm

This map appeared just one year after the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer map appeared in Kaempfer's book on Japan. In the upper part of the map Jesso of Jesogasima ook Kamtzchatka is shown north of the Noto Peninsula. At the map's lower edge the tip of one of the Ryukyu islands is labeled Tanaxima. The route of the Dutch expedition between Nagasaki and Edo is shown. This version of the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer map was very influential, being published in several languages. It also served as the model for the miniature version of the map in Kaempfer's later edition of 1732 and 1749.

References: Walter #78/OAG-77.

Condition: B

Lightly toned with a bit of faint offsetting. Binding trim at right nearly to neatline with a repaired 1" binding tear. Brown paper hinge tape on verso and small tear into top left border closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 12/7/2005