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Auction 123, Lot 715

"Imperio del Giappone", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Japan

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 9.8 inches
32.3 x 24.9 cm

Third state of the Italian version of Tirion's first map of Japan based on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer type. In the upper part of the map Jesso of Jesogasima ook Kamtzchatka is shown north of the Noto Peninsula. At the map's lower edge the tip of the island of Ryukyu is labeled Tanaxima. This version of the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer type map served as a model for the miniature maps in Kaempfer's later editions. Published by Albrizzi in Venice.

References: Walter #OAG-86.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/20/2008