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Auction 116, Lot 778

"Particuliere Reis Kaart van Japan strekkende van Khurissima tot Osaka", Kaempfer/Scheuchzer

Subject: Japan

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: French edition of The History of Japan

Color: Hand Color

14.7 x 12 inches
37.3 x 30.5 cm
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This map describes the third part of the route from the Desima trading post at Nagasaki to the shogun in Edo. It covers the sea route from Kurishima to Osaka. This journey was embarked upon once a year by the ambassadors of the Dutch East India Company, and was the only opportunity for foreigners to travel in Japan during this period. The title is in both French and Dutch, (French title: "Carte de la Route depuis Khurissima jusqu' a Osacca").

References: Walter #104C.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. Binding trim replaced in right margin to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 9/20/2006