Auction 129, Lot 763

"China", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

This lovely map of the region is based on the folio map by Jodocus Hondius. The eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall) is dominated by several large lakes and major rivers. Korea is depicted as a strangely shaped island. The three main islands of Japan are shown below the strapwork cartouche. Americae Pars appears in the upper right corner separated from Asia by a narrow Anian Strait. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. French text on verso.

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Condition: A+

There is a professionally repaired tear in the bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/23/2009

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