Auction 170, Lot 642

"Some Curious Remarks Upon the Potent Empire of Japan", Moll, Herman

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1732 (circa)

Publication: A Collection of Voyages and Travels

Color: Hand Color

6.4 x 5.4 inches
16.3 x 13.7 cm

Although the text below the map focuses on Japan, the map extends to include part of China, Korea, and the Philippines. Only Kyushu (Chickock), Shikoku (Sayekock), and the southern half of Honshu are shown. Indeed the text mentions that "Japan is generally esteemed to be an island, though this is called in question by some." On a sheet of English text measuring 8.6 x 14.0". Published in Awnsham Churchill's Collection of Voyages and Travels.


Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with light show-through of text on verso and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/14/2018