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Auction 88, Lot 299

"Les Isles du Iapon", Sanson, Adrian

Subject: Japan

Period: 1652 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm
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Second edition of this fine map based on the Jesuit and Dutch cartographic sources. Finely engraved with mountains and place names. The coastline of "Terre de Iesso Yedzo, ou Sesso" appears in upper right corner and the Island of Korea is depicted on the left. Lovely strapwork title cartouche. Minor toning of paper edges, overall very fine with original outline color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $800


Closed on 10/2/1999