Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 774

"Iaponia et Terra Eso", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1648 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

A handsome small map of Japan with Korea as an island. At upper right is a partial coastline of t Lant van Eso (Hokkaido) and Compagnies Landt, a mythical island that was supposedly discovered by Jean de Gama. Adorned with two sailing ships and strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. German text on verso.

References: Walter #55.

Condition: B+

Lightly toned with faint show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/7/2011