Auction 139, Lot 637

"Isles du Iapon", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Japan

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.8 inches
10.2 x 14.7 cm

This is a lovely little map of the islands of Japan. Mallet draws on several cartographers for this representation, thereby making this map cartographically unique. A large decorative title cartouche fills the bottom of the map and a tiny ship sails in the sea.

References: Walter #63.

Condition: A

Minor soiling in the blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 2/15/2012