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Auction 93, Lot 325

"Nieuwe Kaart van 't Keizerryk Japan…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Japan

Period: 1756 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 10.7 inches
31.2 x 27.2 cm
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Very lovely map of Japan based on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer type. In this map Tirion makes a correction to his previous map of Japan by incorporating the more correct northern tip of Honshu and the southern tip of Hokkaido based on Kaempfer's manuscript, or perhaps taken from an inset on Scheuchzer's map published in "The History of Japan". Lovely original pastel colors.

References: Walter #79.

Condition: A+

Lovely original pastel colors. Fine condition with very wide margins. Ink mark on verso not affecting map.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 12/6/2000