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Auction 132, Lot 632

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

Subject: Japan

Period: 1769 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 11 inches
32 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. The route of the Dutch expedition between Nagasaki and Edo is shown.

References: Walter #79 & OAG-91.

Condition: A

Issued folded with a little creasing, else fine.

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 6/2/2010