Auction 125, Lot 774

"Nieuwe Kaart van 't Keizerryk Japan…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Japan

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 11 inches
31.8 x 27.9 cm

This handsome map of Japan is based on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer type. In this map Tirion makes a correction to his previous map of Japan by incorporating the more correct northern tip of Honshu and the southern tip of Hokkaido based on Kaempfer's manuscript, or perhaps taken from an inset on Scheuchzer's map.

References: Walter #79, OAG #91.

Condition: B+

Attractive original color with a few insignificant spots. The edges of the verso have paper tape all around from a previous framing.

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/24/2008