"Carta Accurata dell' Imperio del Giappone...", Tirion/Albrizzi
Period: 1738 (published)
Publication: Lo Stato Presente di Tutti…
Color: Hand Color
12.5 x 9.7 inches
31.8 x 24.6 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.
References: Walter #OAG-81.
Issued folding, now pressed, on watermarked paper with a hint of toning and offsetting. Expertly remargined at left to accommodate framing.