Auction 116, Lot 774

"Succession des Empereurs du Japon avec une Description de Meurtre de l'Empereur Cubo et la Reception des Ambassadeurs Hollandois…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Japan

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Black & White

17 x 15 inches
43.2 x 38.1 cm

This is an interesting and decorative folio sheet containing a small (4.5 x 6.2") map of Japan, titled Carte du Japon, and two larger engravings derived from Montanus: the murder of Emperor Cubo in a rebellion in 1564 and the arrival of Dutch Ambassadors in Japan 1644. The views are beautifully engraved in decorative borders and a royal family tree adds further interest. French text descriptions flank the map.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006