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Auction 146, Lot 708

"Iapan", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.8 inches
13.2 x 9.7 cm
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This very beautifully engraved map of Japan shows a few major cities, rivers and the mountainous topography. The map extends to include much of the Korean peninsula. The stippled sea features a large ship and a sea monster. The map is also adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that also incorporates the distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color and even, overall toning.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 9/4/2013