Auction 140, Lot 770

"Corea and Japan", Thomson, John

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1815 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 faint offsetting and light toning along centerfold. There is some minor creasing in top blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/23/2012

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