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[An 17th century Italian map of Japan]

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CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria.
Isola del Giapone e Penisola di Corea. Venice, 1696. 460 x 615mm.
A fine map of Japan & Korea, in typical Coronelli style, published in his 'Isolario'. The large title cartouche features the symboll of the Society of Jesus and a dedication to Father Fontaine of the Jesuits. In the sea between Japan and Korea is a vignette of a boat described as a Japanese vessel capable of crossing the 220 French miles between Osaka and Nagasaki in twelve days: Coronelli had copied this from Montanus, who had mis-attributed a Korean ship. WALTER: 43.
[Ref: 17612]    £2,200.00 ($2,904 • €2,517 rates)

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