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Auction 115, Lot 700

"The Empire of China and Island of Japan, Agreeable to Modern History", Moll, Herman

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1701 (circa)

Publication: System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

10 x 10 inches
25.4 x 25.4 cm

Crisp copper engraved map with fair detail throughout. The region north of Japan (Land of Iesso) is shown with faint hachures to indicate the coastlines yet to be explored with a notation adjoining the region described as Parts Unknown. The sea between Japan and Korea is named the Sea of Corea and Korea is depicted with a very truncated shape. Later issues of this map have the corrected spelling for Japan in the title.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed. Repaired 4" binding tear and binding trim replaced with paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 6/21/2006