"Succession des Empereurs du Japon avec une Description du Meurtre de l'Empereur Cubo…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Black & White
17.5 x 15 inches
44.5 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.
A dark impression with one faint spot along centerfold at bottom and the centerfold has been reinforced with Japanese tissue. There are a few small worm holes in blank margins, far from map image, and a short tear in bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.