Auction 130, Lot 725

"Charte der Iaponischen Inseln", Tavernier, Jean Baptiste

Subject: Japan

Period: 1681 (circa)

Publication: Kurzer Begriff etlicher Relationen…

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm

This is a very scarce map of Japan from an unauthorized German translation of Tavernier's work. The map is presented in the style of the Blancus/Moreira maps with eastern Japan being more pronounced than western Japan and an ungainly form of Honshu. The coast of Korea, noted as an island, forms the western edge of the map. The route of the Dutch East India Company to Edo is noted in the title and shown on the map, and Tavernier's famous notations are included. The handsome map is decorated with a variety of ships and a compass rose. Engraved by Johann Jacob Vogel.

References: Walter #OAG-46.

Condition: A+

Sharp impression and wide margins with a couple repairs on fold separations, well removed from the map.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/2/2009