Auction 130, Lot 723

"Carte du Japon et de la Coree", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Korea & Japan

Period: 1748 (published)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif…

Color: Hand Color

11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 cm

Le Rouge's map of Japan follows the type established by D'Anville with the disproportionately large Korean Peninsula. The large title cartouche features three Japanese gods of fortune, one holding a carp. Each province or Kori is delineated with hand coloring and named.

References: Walter #OAG-97 & #52.

Condition: B+

A little very light toning, a short vertical split in blank margin at left, repaired, and some extraneous creases in right margin.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/2/2009