Auction 151, Lot 636

"Corea and Japan", Thomson, John

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1815 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

24.6 x 19.9 inches
62.5 x 50.5 cm

A lovely map of Japan and Korea showing the discoveries of Broughton and Krusenstern who traveled in the region in 1796-97 and 1805-11, respectively. In Japan, Kyrushu, Shikoku, and Awajishima are significantly more correct than earlier maps. Nicely detailed with regions delineated, it shows towns, roads, rivers, lakes and mountains.

References: Walter #128.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with light offsetting and soiling.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014