Auction 159, Lot 650

"Carta Accurata dell' Imperio del Giappone...", Tirion/Albrizzi

Subject: Japan

Period: 1738 (circa)

Publication: Lo Stato Presente di Tutti…

Color: Black & White

12.6 x 9.8 inches
32 x 24.9 cm

Albrizzi published this Italian version of Tirion's first map of Japan. In the upper part of the map Jesso of Jesogasima Kamtzchatka is shown north of the Noto Peninsula. At the map's lower edge, the tip of the island of Ryukyu is labeled Tanaxima. The route of the Dutch expedition between Nagasaki and Edo is shown. This version of the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer type map served as a model for the miniature maps in Kaempfer's later editions. This is the second state of the map.

References: Walter #OAG-81.

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now pressed flat with a 3" edge tear at right closed on verso with archival material and minor soiling at lower left.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 9/14/2016