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Auction 159, Lot 649

"Insularum Iaponiae in VII Partes & LXVI. Regna Antiqua Divisae", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Japan

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 7.1 inches
26.7 x 18 cm
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This map of Japan is based on the Blancus/Moreira type, which Sanson included in his small atlas of Asia until 1662, when it was replaced with a newly engraved map based on the Dudley/Jansson model. In its southwestern/northeastern orientation, Japan is fairly well represented. Published by Johann David Zunner. Decorated with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches.

References: cf. Walter #34.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a few spots of foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016