Auction 125, Lot 769

"Iaponia", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1632 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 7 inches
24.6 x 17.8 cm

Charming reduced version of Hondius' folio map of Japan. The map is constructed on the Ortelius/Teixeira model. The island of Korea includes an explanation that it is not yet certain whether it is an island or a peninsula. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius and embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Walter OAG #17.

Condition: A

The paper is pleasantly toned with old color. There are a couple of tears in blank margins repaired with archival tape and a small paper loss in bottom margin, well away from the map. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/24/2008