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Auction 134, Lot 651

"Nova et Accurata Iaponiae Terrae Esonis, ac Insularum adjacentium…", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17.7 inches
54.6 x 45 cm
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This superb folio map is very unusual because it is based on Jansson's small map (Iaponia et Terra Eso) from his Atlas Minor, rather than the other way around. It presents Japan on the model initiated by Dudley and then refined by Jansson in 1658 with information from previously unpublished Dutch sources. The important Dutch discoveries of Marten De Vries relating to Ezo and the Kurils are shown as a huge Landt van Eso, Staten Eylant and Compagnies Land, misrepresentations that would appear on maps of the region for the next 150 years. Korea is shown as a large island with a single place name, Tauxem, at the approximate location of modern P'yongyang. After Jansson's death, the plate was acquired by the publishing firm of Valk and Schenk, and the map was reissued under their imprint. Blank verso.

References: Walter #57 & OAG-58.

Condition: A

Nice impression and old color with faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,400

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 12/1/2010