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Auction 195, Lot 713

"Nova et Accurata Iaponiae, Terrae Esonis, ac Insularum Adjacentium...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1658 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.2 x 18.2 inches
56.4 x 46.2 cm
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This superb folio map is very unusual because it is based on Jansson's small map (Iaponia et Terra Eso) from his Atlas Minor, rather than the other way around. It presents Japan on the model initiated by Dudley and then refined by Jansson with information from previously unpublished Dutch sources. The important Dutch discoveries of Marten De Vries relating to Ezo and the Kurils are shown as a huge Landt van Eso, Staten Eylant, and Compagnies Land, misrepresentations that would appear on maps of the region for the next 150 years. Korea is shown as a large island with a single place name, Tauxem, at the approximate location of modern P'yongyang. There are two decorative cartouches, one at top explaining the projection of the map and one at bottom right featuring the title surrounded by Japanese gentlemen. Four sailing ships and a sea monster fill the waters. Blank verso, published between 1658-80.

References: Hubbard #30; Walter #57 & OAG-30; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8450:1B.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500


Closed on 11/15/2023