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Auction 118, Lot 824

"Nova et Accurata Iaponiae Terrae Esonis, ac Insularum adjacentium…", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1658 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwen Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

22 x 18 inches
55.9 x 45.7 cm
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This superb folio map is very unusual because it is based on Jansson's small map (Iaponia et Terra Eso) from his Atlas Minor, rather than the other way around. It presents Japan on the model initiated by Dudley and then refined by Jansson with information from previously unpublished Dutch sources. The important Dutch discoveries of Marten De Vries relating to Ezo and the Kurils are shown as a huge Landt van Eso, Staten Eylant and Compagnies Land, misrepresentations that would appear on maps of the region for the next 150 years. Korea is shown as a large island with a single place name, Tauxem, at the approximate location of modern P'yongyang. This is a superb example of the first state.

References: Cortazzi pl. 70; Walter #57 & OAG-30.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and lovely color. Minor expert repaired tear in top margin.

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,750

Sold for: $2,200

Closed on 3/6/2007