Auction 121, Lot 743

"Empire of Japan", Arrowsmith, Samuel

Subject: Japan

Period: 1807 (dated)


Color: Black & White

15.75 x 9.75 inches
40 x 24.8 cm

Finely engraved and detailed map showing numerous place names, topography, gold mines and more. The peninsula of Corea is left entirely blank, and an island in the Pacific is called "Fatsisio, or Unhappy I. The Place of Exile for the Japanese Grandees". Oceans are fully ruled, and two distance scales appear in Korea.


Condition: A

Some light foxing or staining visible in blank area, still very good.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/26/2007