Auction 122, Lot 747

"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.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/5/2007