Auction 136, Lot 693

"Le Japon Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1749 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 6.5 inches
16.5 x 16.5 cm

This little map of Japan and Korea draws mostly from the previous work of Bellin with the depiction of Hokkaido derived from De Vries. On this first state, Hokkaido Terre d'Yedso appears as a large island separated from Chinese Tartary by a narrow strait. The sea between Korea and Japan is named Mer de Coree. The Great Wall is delineated along the border between Korea and China. An island offshore and south from Jedo that was used as a prison is labeled Fatsisio ou l'Empereur envoye en exil les Grands. The map bears the name of both Didier and Giles, father and son.

References: Pedley #409; Walter #85A and OAG-99.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and color on a full sheet with very large margins. Jester watermark.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011