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Auction 92, Lot 484

"Isles of Gold - Antique Maps of Japan", Cortazzi, Hugh

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1983 (published)



9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm
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This exquisite book includes a selection of over 90 full color illustrations of the most attractive and historically significant maps of Japan made by both European and Japanese cartographers. The text tells the fascinating story of the making of the maps and the lives of the mapmakers, together with the history of the encounter between the West and Japan. A highly useful reference for any student of cartography and map collector. First edition, 177p. Including bibliography and index. Brown cloth with dust jacket.


Condition: A+

Minor shelf wear to dj.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/13/2000