"Japan - A Cartographic Vision - European Printed Maps from the Early 16th to the 19th Century", Walter, Lutz
Period: 1994 (published)
Color: Printed Color
9.7 x 12.5 inches
24.6 x 31.8 cm
This terrific reference focuses on the changes in the way Japan was seen by Western explorers and cartographers, from the speculative and incorrect depictions of the early sixteenth century to the first accurate maps published in the mid-nineteenth century. It includes eleven essays, each illustrated with portraits, drawings, contemporary views, and maps. The plates are followed by a catalogue of 128 items, with detailed notes on the plates. Edited by Lutz Walter on behalf of the German East-Asiatic Society, on the occasion of its 120th anniversary. 232 pages with illustrations, 182 in color. Hardbound in red cloth with an illustrated dust jacket.
Contents and covers fine with minor wear and faint toning on the dust jacket.