Auction 148, Lot 668

"Iapan", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.9 inches
13.2 x 9.9 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. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8450:342.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/19/2014