Auction 97, Lot 621

"Japan - A Cartographic Vision", Walter, Lutz

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1994 (published)

Publication: Prestel


9.8 x 12.5 inches
24.9 x 31.8 cm

Subtitled European Printed Maps from the Early 16th to 19th Century. An informative book on the spectacular and colorful maps of Japan produced by Europeans. It explores the changing shape of Japan as conceived by Western explorers and cartographers, from the crude and fanciful depictions of the early sixteenth century to the first accurate maps published in the mid-nineteenth century. The eleven essays are generously illustrated with portraits, drawings, contemporary views, and maps. The plates are followed by a catalogue with detailed notes to the plates. An important feature of the book is the "List of Printed Maps of Japan before 1800." Consisting of 128 items, it incorporates the results of recent research and updates Dr. Tony Campbell's pioneering "Japan: European Printed Maps To 1800," published in 1967." 232 pages with 265 illustrations, 182 in color. Index. Hard bound in red cloth with dust jacket.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/5/2001