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Auction 118, Lot 828

"Particuliere Reis Kaart van Japan strekkende van Kokura tot Khurissima", 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

This map describes the second part of the route from the Desima trading post at Nagasaki to the shogun in Edo. It covers the sea route from Kokura to Kurishima. 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 on this map, French title: Carte Particuliere de la Route depuis Kokura jusqu' a Khurissima.

References: Walter #104B.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/6/2007