Auction 139, Lot 631

"Iaponia", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm

Charming reduced version of Hondius' folio map of Japan. The map is constructed on the Ortelius/Teixeira model. The island of Korea includes an explanation that it is not yet certain whether it is an island or a peninsula. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere and embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Walter (OAG) #17.

Condition: B+

A small worm hole in border at left towards bottom, and a tear in bottom right corner that has been professionally repaired. Backed in Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/15/2012

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