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Auction 148, Lot 666

"Et des Rojaumes de Coree et de Iapan", Homann Heirs

Subject: Northeastern China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 19.8 inches
39.6 x 50.3 cm

This is the eastern half of a two-sheet map of northern Asia, depicting northeastern China, Korea and Japan. There is great detail throughout of towns, political divisions, rivers and topography. There is particularly good detail throughout Korea, based on Jesuit missionary surveys. Two islands appear between Honshu and Sakhalin, following the mistaken discoveries of Maerten Gerritsz Vries in 1643.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color and light soiling. There are two tears and a centerfold separation that enter 1-2" into map at bottom that have all been closed on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/19/2014