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Auction 138, Lot 777

"Succession des Empereurs du Japon avec une Description du Meurtre de l'Empereur Cubo…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Japan

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 15 inches
43.2 x 38.1 cm

This is an interesting and decorative folio sheet containing a small (4.5 x 6.2") map of Japan, titled Carte du Japon, and two larger engravings derived from Montanus: the murder of Emperor Cubo in a rebellion in 1564 and the arrival of Dutch Ambassadors in Japan 1644. The views are beautifully engraved in decorative borders and a royal family tree adds further interest. French text descriptions flank the map.


Condition: A

There is a professionally repaired centerfold separation that just enters map image at bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 12/7/2011