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