"De Eilanden van Japan", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Japan and Korea
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving
Color: Hand Color
9.4 x 7.1 inches
23.9 x 18 cm
This striking engraving of Japan is based on Jesuit and Dutch cartographic sources. It depicts Korea as an island, and the coastline of Terre de Iesso Yedzo, ou Sesso (Hokkaido) appears in the upper right corner. This is from a Dutch edition engraved by Antoine d'Winter.
References: Walter OAG #63.