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Auction 151, Lot 635

"Les Isles du Iapon", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles…

Color: Hand Color

9.4 x 7.3 inches
23.9 x 18.5 cm

Based on Jesuit and Dutch cartographic sources and on the Dudley/Jansson model, this map includes the coastline of Terre de Iesso Yedzo, ou Sesso and the insular form of Korea. The map is topped with a lovely cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter for a Dutch edition of Sanson's popular pocket atlas.

References: Walter #58 & OAG-48; Pastoureau, SANSON III F [13].

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color on a clean, bright sheet. There are two small worm holes in the top border and two in the bottom blank margin that have all been closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 11/19/2014