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Auction 99, Lot 452

"The Empire of Japan Divided into Seven Principal Parts and Subdivided into Sixty Six Kingdoms; with the Kingdom of Corea from Kemfrer and the Portuguese", Sayer/Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Japan and Korea

Period: 1794 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25 x 18.7 inches
63.5 x 47.5 cm

Large folio map of Japan and Korea. The map was originally drawn by Robert Sayer for his General Atlas of 1790 and issue here by his successors, Robert Laurie and James Whittle. The map is based largely on the map of Robert de Vaugondy but with many additional details from other sources including the Portuguese and Kaempfer/Scheuchzer. Sayer revised many of the coastlines, often coming close to reality considering the inadequate information of the period. Simple title and distance scale cartouches.

References: Walter # 87 & OAG-126.

Condition: B

Very minor faint foxing with some tissue repairs of paper weakness in margins and a long tear (nearly invisible now) entering title.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,100


Closed on 6/12/2002