Catalog Archive
Auction 90, Lot 287

"Les Isles du Iapon",

Subject: Japan

Period: 1652 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm

Second edition of this fine map based on 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. Overall fine with original outline color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/15/2000