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Auction 168, Lot 635

"Iapan I.", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Japan

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 5 inches
16.5 x 12.7 cm
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Superb small map derived from Hondius' folio map of Japan. It is based on the Ortelius/Teixeira type with Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku depicted with approximately the correct proportions. Kyoto (Meaco) is located in the center, and many other place names are noted. A deftly engraved strapwork title cartouche incorporates a compass rose. Latin text on verso.

References: Hubbard #14; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8450:351; Walter #OAG 13.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/6/2018