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Auction 161, Lot 688

"Nangasaki, so die Sineser Tschangki Nennen",

Subject: Nagasaki, Japan

Period: 1726 (circa)

Publication: Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche ... aus Beyden Indien...

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 5.4 inches
23.6 x 13.7 cm
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This little plan depicts the trading port of Nagasaki at the beginning of the eighteenth century, which was the main trading port in Japan for the Dutch East India Company at the time. Created by Joseph Stocklein, this map was based on a Jesuit map by Jean de Fontaney that was published in his "Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses in 1708. The map shows the Dutch trading post (marked "D") and a mountain where "Christians are martyred." De Fontaney mistakenly believed that the Bay of Nagasaki was the mouth of a river, hence the Nagasaki River depicted here.

References: Walter #95.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example on paper with an "M" watermark and very minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2017