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Auction 195, Lot 856


"Japan - A Cartographic Vision - European Printed Maps from the Early 16th to the 19th Century", Walter, Lutz

Subject: References, Japan

Period: 1994 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9.5 x 12.3 inches
24.1 x 31.2 cm
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This terrific reference focuses on the changes in the way Japan was seen by Western explorers and cartographers, from the speculative and incorrect depictions of the early sixteenth century to the first accurate maps published in the mid-nineteenth century. It includes eleven essays, each illustrated with portraits, drawings, contemporary views, and maps. The plates are followed by a catalogue of 128 items, with detailed notes on the plates. Edited by Lutz Walter on behalf of the German East-Asiatic Society, on the occasion of its 120th anniversary. 232 pages with illustrations, 182 in color. Soft illustrated covers.


Condition: A

Contents are clean and bright. Covers have light shelf wear.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $31

Closed on 11/15/2023