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Auction 118, Lot 825

"Isles du Iapon", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1682 (published)


Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.8 inches
12.7 x 9.7 cm
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This little map is important in the cartographic history of Japan because it presents a new form in the evolution of the European mapping of Japan. Duval altered the Blancus/Moreira type by changing Lake Biwa into a wide gulf, Kyushu appears as a very rugged narrow island, and Honshu takes on an exaggerated mushroom shape. This cartography was copied by several other cartographers, particularly in pocket atlases. This is a later state of the map with Korea acknowledged as being a peninsula.

References: Walter #48 & OAG-33.

Condition: A

Light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/6/2007