Auction 139, Lot 634

"Corea and Japan", Thomson, John

Subject: Korea and Japan

Period: 1815 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 19.5 inches
62.2 x 49.5 cm

A lovely map of Japan and Korea showing the discoveries of Broughton and Krusenstern who traveled in the region in 1796-97 and 1805-11, respectively. In Japan, Kyrushu, Shikoku, and Awajishima are significantly more correct than earlier maps. Nicely detailed with regions delineated, it shows towns, roads, rivers, lakes and mountains.

References: Walter #128.

Condition: B+

Original color with minor soiling and creasing. A few minor tears and stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/15/2012