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  ASIA 
 Japan 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th century map of Japan]
Japonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius the younger, 1619, French edition. Original colour. 350 x 450mm. Minor repair to centerfold.
Fine map of Japan originally published in 1609, following Ortelius's map. Korea is shown as an island, but with a note explaining that there was doubt about whether it was a peninsula. This example is from the first state of the map, before the title was changed and the junk replaced with a galleon. KOEMAN: Me 26b; HUBBARD: 13.
[Ref: 15641]    £1,900.00 ($2,521 • €2,193 rates)


CARDIM, Antonio Francisco. [A Jesuit missionary's map of Japan]
Japponiae Nova & Accurata descriptio Per R.P. Antonium Franciscum Cardim Societatis Jesu Ad Elogia Japponica. Rome: Typis Heredum Corbelletti, 1646. 275 x 405mm. Small cracks in centre fold repaired.
A very uncommon map, published in Cardim's 'Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine', an illustrated history of the martyrdoms in Japan from 1597 to 1640. A 36-point key lists the Jesuit properties in Japan and a vignette ship illustrates the landing of St Francis Xavier, a co-founder of the Jesuits) on Japan,15th August 1549. Cardim (1596-1659), a Portuguese Jesuit, travelled to Goa, Vietnam and China between 1618 to 1638. After a period back in Europe, during which time he wrote this book, he set sail for the East again in 1649. After a ship wreck off Mozambique he arrived in Goa in 1650. In 1653 he was captured by Dutch privateers who kept him prisoner for over two years. He died in Macao, aged 63, never having visited Japan. HUBBARD: 21.
[Ref: 17935]    £12,500.00 ($16,588 • €14,425 rates)


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 ($6,303 • €5,482 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [17th century English map of Japan]
Isle of Japan. London: Robert Scott, 1681. Coloured. 75 x 130mm. Trimmed to printed border top and bottom, new margins added.
A miniature map of Japan, engraved by Herman Moll for 'A New Geography, with Maps to each Country', part of Sir Jonas Moore's 'A New Systeme of the Mathematicks'. HUBBARD: 47.
[Ref: 19186]    £350.00 ($464 • €404 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century miniature map of Japan]
Isles du Japon. Paris, 1682. ccloured. 100 x 125mm.
A miniature map of Japan divided into its regions with principal town and cities marked. Published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 17494]    £380.00 ($504 • €439 rates)


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 ($212 • €185 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 ($385 • €335 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 ($504 • €439 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 ($2,919 • €2,539 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 ($1,991 • €1,731 rates)


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