Old coloured antique map of Japan and Korea by J. Janssonius after Mercator-Hondius. In the west the coastline of China, Korea is shown as an island. First published in 1636, this example comes from the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published 1639-49.
Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche, two Dutch sailing ships, a mileage scale and a sea monster.
|Title||Iaponiae Nova Descriptio|
|Publisher, Year||J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1639-49|
|Plate Size||34.5 x 44.5 cm (13.6 x 17.5 inches)|
|Sheet Size||45.2 x 58.3 cm (17.8 x 23.0 inches)|
|Reference||Walter, L.: Japan, a Cartographic Vision: European Printed Maps from the Early 16th-19th Century, No. 23; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8450:1A.2|
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