"L'Impero del Giapon Diviso in Sette Principali Parti…", Zatta, Antonio
Period: 1785 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo…
Color: Hand Color
15.5 x 12 inches
39.4 x 30.5 cm
This detailed map of Japan is divided into seven principal provinces and depicts numerous towns, mountains, and rivers. The map represents typical European cartography of the late 18th century, with a misshapen Honshu and an elongated Lago d'Otis (Lake Biwa). The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche with potted plants and a parasol. Engraved by G. Pitteri.
References: Walter #OAG-119.
Original color on watermarked paper with light toning and scattered foxing.