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Auction 146, Lot 704

"The Empire of China and Island of Iapan. Agreeable to Modern History", Moll, Herman

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 9.9 inches
25.1 x 25.1 cm
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Crisp copper engraved map with fair detail throughout. The region north of Japan (Land of Iesso) is shown with faint hachures to indicate the coastlines yet to be explored with a notation adjoining the region described as Parts Unknown. The sea between Japan and Korea is named the Sea of Corea and Korea is depicted with a very truncated shape. Roads, provinces, and the Great Wall are shown in China. Later issues of this map have the corrected spelling for Japan in the title. Published in Thomas Salmon's Modern History.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography) #346-1.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper. Repaired 4" binding tear and binding trim replaced with paper to accommodate framing. Trimmed close to neatlines at left and bottom.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/4/2013