Auction 114, Lot 602

"China", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

A lovely map of the region based on the folio map by Jodocus Hondius. The detail includes the eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall) dominated by several large lakes and major rivers, Korea as a strangely shaped island, and the three main islands of Japan. Strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Impression is slightly uneven, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006

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