Auction 93, Lot 323

"Iapan I.", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Japan

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 5 inches
16.5 x 12.7 cm

Copper engraved map derived from Hondius' folio map of Japan. It is based on the Ortelius/Teixeira type with Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku depicted with approximately the correct proportions. Strapwork title cartouche incorporates a compass rose.

References: Walter #OAG 13.

Condition: C

The map has been trimmed to neatlines and the bottom right corner of the paper is abraded with neatlines in facsimile.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/6/2000