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TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptiste. [Pitt's English edition of Tavernier's map of Japan]
A Map of the Isles of Japan. London: Moses Pitt, 1680. 360 x 520mm. Narrow margins, minor repairs to binding folds on verso. A fine impression.
The first English edition of Tavernier's map of Japan, first publshed the previous year, augmented with an inset of the Gulf of Tonkin, originally a separate map in the original work. The route by land & sea from Nagasaki to Tokyo is marked. On stylistic grounds the map has been attributed to the engraver Herman Moll, making it one of his earliest works. Tavernier, a gem merchant, travelled only to China, but included a description of Japan in his account. HUBBARD: 46.
[Ref: 17526]    £4,750.00 ($6,141 • €5,510 rates)

 Central Asia 

TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptiste.. [17th century prospect of Baghdad]
The Platforme of Bagdat. London, R. L. and Moses Pitt, c.1677. 200 x 285mm.
Plan of Baghdad, from an English translation of 'Les Six Voyages de J.B. Tavernier'
[Ref: 19451]    £80.00 ($103 • €93 rates)

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