Catalog Archive
Auction 159, Lot 646

"Corea and Japan", Thomson, John

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1815 (circa)

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+

A strong impression with original color. There is light toning along the centerfold and one tiny pinhole in Japan.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/14/2016