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  ASIA 
 Japan 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th Century miniature map of Jesso]
Terre de Iesso. Paris, 1683. 150 x 110mm.
Map of Hokkaido before La Perouse finally dispelled the myth of Ezo. The north-west coastline is not defined, as it was known known whether it was an island or part of mainland Asia. Published in the Description de l'Univers. WALTER: 112, illus.
[Ref: 17513]    £160.00 ($203 • €181 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of Japan]
Isles du Japon. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 105mm.
Miniature map of Japan, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17334]    £290.00 ($369 • €329 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon miniature map of Japan]
Niphon Ins. Ulm: 1692. Original colour. 70 x 80mm, set in German text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German. This is an example of the first state of two, before a title 'Iapo/nia' was added. HUBBARD: 58.1.
[Ref: 17994]    £380.00 ($483 • €431 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A fine early sea chart of Japan]
Nova et Accurata Iaponiæ, Terræ Esonis, ac Insularum adjacentium. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original colour. 450 x 550mm.
A re-issue of Jansson's chart of Japan of 1658, with body colour rather than the original outline. The map also shows the 'island' of Korea, and the semi-mythical islands of 'Eso' & 'Companies Land', making the contents more myth than reality. It is interesting that this map differs markedly from Blaeu's map of 1655. Blaeu had used the cartography of Martino Martini (with Korea back on the mainland), while Jansson prefered the work of Maerten Gerritsz Vries. Jansson had first used his work in a pocket map in 1648: it was very unusual for a publisher to publish important new cartographical information in small format first. HUBBARD: 30, state ii of ii; WALTER: 57 (for first state).
[Ref: 17524]    £2,200.00 ($2,796 • €2,495 rates)


RELAND, Adrien. [Japan with Sino-Japanese script]
Le Japon Divisé en Soissante Et Six Provinces, cette carte est tireé des cartes des Japonois... Amsterdam: Jean Frédéric Bernard, 1715. Coloured. 310 x 455mm. Trimmed to printed border lower right as usual, remargined.
An important map, published in the First Edition of Bernard's 'Recueil de Voiages Au Nord'. Reland ignored previous European maps, instead relying on a Japanese model, with the result that many of the fictitious places disappear. All sixty-six provinces are named in Roman and Sino-Japanese characters (the first Western map to do so). The map has an inset of Nagasaki and armorials of the Emperor and his shoguns. This influential map was later copied by Ottens, Chatelain and Seutter. HUBBARD: 69.
[Ref: 19038]    £1,500.00 ($1,907 • €1,701 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [An early 18th century map of Japan]
L'Empire du Japon, Tiré des Cartes des Japonnois. Amsterdam, 1719. 380 x 440mm. A fine, dark impression.
A map of Japan based on Reland's landmark map of 1715, with Japanese script naming the sixty-six provinces. Under the map is a large cartouche with the shields of the noble families of Japan and a text describing the Japanese sources for his map (although not mentioning Reland). To the right is an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour. The map was published in the 'Atlas Historique' a seven-volume atlas that is usually attributed to Henri Abraham Châtelain; however Hubbard and other recent writers posit that it was his brother Zacherie who compiled the work. HUBBARD: 73.
[Ref: 17371]    £1,250.00 ($1,589 • €1,418 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [An early 18th century map of Japan]
L'Empire du Japon, Tiré des Cartes des Japonnois. Amsterdam, 1719. Coloured. 380 x 440mm. A fine, dark impression.
A map of Japan based on Reland's landmark map of 1715, with Japanese script naming the sixty-six provinces. Under the map is a large cartouche with the shields of the noble families of Japan and a text describing the Japanese sources for his map (although not mentioning Reland). To the right is an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour. The map was published in the 'Atlas Historique' a seven-volume atlas that is usually attributed to Henri Abraham Châtelain; however Hubbard and other recent writers posit that it was his brother Zacherie who compiled the work. HUBBARD: 73.
[Ref: 17695]    £1,250.00 ($1,589 • €1,418 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Early prospect of Tokyo]
Iedo Capitale du Japon. Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, c.1720. Two sheets conjoined, total 290 x 775mm. Original binding folds flattened.
An early prospect of the city of Edo, now renamed Tokyo, with a 62-point key in French and Dutch. In the foreground are Japanese travellers, depicting a carriage and closed litter, with riders under parasols.
[Ref: 13310]    £750.00 ($953 • €851 rates)


VALENTYN, François. [Japan according to the Dutch East India Company]
Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Japan verbeterd door François Valentyn. Dortrecht: Jan van Braam & G. onder de Linden, 1726. 445 x 560mm.
Large map of Japan from Valentyn's 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien', an account of the Dutch East India Company. On the map an unusual feature is the route the Dutch used to travel from Nagasaki to Jedo. Francois Valentyn (1666-1727) joined the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) aged 19, travelling to the East as a minister and chaplain. Normally the V.O.C. prevented their former employees from publishing details of the company, but by this stage their dealings were not as secret or as profitable as they had been. Valentyn published his account in eight volumes between 1724-26, dying the following year. HUBBARD: 75. WALTER: 46.
[Ref: 16469]    £1,250.00 ($1,589 • €1,418 rates)


RELAND, Adrien. [18th century map of Japan in fine original colour]
Imperium Japonicum per Regiones Digestum sex et Sexaginta atque ex Ipsorum Japonensium Mappis... Amsterdam: R. & J. Ottens, c.1740. Original colour. 310 x 455mm.
Reland's influential map of Japan, based on a Japanese model and ignoring existing western maps with the result that many of the fictitious places disappear. All sixty-six provinces are named in Roman and Sino-Japanese characters (the first Western map to do so).With an inset map of Nagasaki, and armorials of the Emperor and his shoguns. This version, engraved by Baltasar Ruyter, was first published in Utrecht by Broedelet in 1715. WALTER: 69; HUBBARD: 68.5.
[Ref: 18089]    £2,600.00 ($3,305 • €2,948 rates)


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