Auction 137, Lot 751

"Iapan I.", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Japan

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.5 x 5 inches
16.5 x 12.7 cm

Superb small map derived from Hondius' folio map of Japan. It is based on the Ortelius/Teixeira type with Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku depicted with approximately the correct proportions. Kyoto (Meaco) is located in the center, and many other place names are noted. A deftly engraved strapwork title cartouche incorporates a compass rose. Latin text on verso.

References: Walter #OAG 13.

Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Unsold

Closed on 9/14/2011

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