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Engelbert Kaempfer: Mappa Specialis Itineris Terrestris a Pago Fammamatz ad Urbem Jedo, Summi Japoniae Monarchae Sedem

Map: SEAS4926
 
Cartographer: Engelbert Kaempfer
Title: Mappa Specialis Itineris Terrestris a Pago Fammamatz ad Urbem Jedo, Summi Japoniae Monarchae Sedem
Date: 1727
Published: London
Width: 10 inches / 26 cm
Height: 12 inches / 31 cm
Map ref: SEAS4926
Description:
Important early maps of the coastline from Mount Fuji to Hamamatsu, and from Tokyo (Jedo) to Chigaski. Strong impression.

Kaempfer's work was not only important for its maps but also for the history of science and for the annals of natural history. He was a doctor and his first priority was the cataloguing of Japanese herbs and plants. His maps of Japan and South East Asia were important and accurate, and used by mapmakers as a primary source for over a century.

Black and white, strong impression print. [SEAS4926]