Auction 137, Lot 741

"Carte des Isles du Japon et la Presqu Isle de Coree, avec les Costes de la Chine Depuis Pekin Jusqu'a Canton", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff…

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 8.3 inches
28.7 x 21.1 cm

This handsome map of Japan is based on the cartography of Kaempfer-Scheuzer. The map extends to Korea, a portion of the coast of China to Canton, the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan (Formosa). The map is titled in both French and Dutch, with some place names in both as well. A decorative title cartouche fills the lower right corner, and the title in Dutch is below the neatline Kaart Van de Eilanden van Japan, en van't Half-Eiland Korea; Met de Kusten van China, van Pekin tot Canton.

References: Walter #83, OAG #106.

Condition: A

Old color with a small wormhole in upper blank margin, far from map image.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2011