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Selected Maps: 1 to 16 of 60

Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio
Date: 1598      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: The first European map of Japan from the first modern atlas. Based on the manuscript provided by Ludovico Teixera, map maker to the court of the King of Portugal who in turn received it from the surveys of the Jesuits in Japan. Original hand colour. French text on verso.
Map Ref: SEAS4865
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Iaponia Insula
Date: c. 1610      Size: 4 x 3 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Japan. Early miniature map. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS3874
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Japan I.
Date: 1625      Size: 6 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: Early map of Japan. Published as part of "Hakluytus Posthomous or Purchas his Pilgrimis, contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells, by Englishmen and others". Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS4675
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Iaponia
Date: 1628      Size: 7 x 5 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early coloured map of Japan derived from the Texeira model. Latin text on verso. Framed
Map Ref: SEAS3208
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Japonia Regnum
Date: 1655      Size: 20 x 17 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: A superb early map of Japan with beautfiul and elegant original colour.
Map Ref: SEAS3859
Cartographer: Jan Jansson
Title: : Nova et Accurata Japoniae Terrae Esonis ac Insularum adjacentium
Date: 1666      Size: 22 x 18 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Dutch Golden Age map of Japan and Korea (as an island). Shows Eso [or Yeso] Land (modern-day Hokkaido) and the mythical Company's Land to the northeast. Latin edition. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS5233
Cartographer: Pierre Duval
Title: : Isles dv Iapon
Date: c. 1680      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Japan. Charming miniature map with a decorative cartouche. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS4646
Cartographer: Alain Manesson Mallet
Title: : Isles du Japon
Date: 1683      Size: 4 x 6 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Charming early miniature map embellished with illustrations. Later hand colouring.
Map Ref: SEAS3978
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: : Isola del Giapone
Date: 1692      Size: 24 x 18 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Important map of Japan and Korea, embellished with vignette of a Japanese ship.
Map Ref: SEAS4312
Cartographer: Nicolas Sanson
Title: : Les Isles du Japon
Date: 1700      Size: 12 x 8 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early map of Japan, also showing Korea as an island. The mysterious landmass to the North is Hokkaido. Dutch F. Halma edition. Vivid original hand colour.
Map Ref: SEAS4806
Cartographer: Pieter van der Aa
Title: : Firando et Nangesaque
Date: 1714      Size: 8 x 9 inches
Published: Leiden
Description: Nagasaki. Shows the only Dutch trading station. Beautifully engraved map with elaborate cartouche. Strong impression.
Map Ref: SEAS3806
Cartographer: Engelbert Kaempfer
Title: : Imperium Japonicum in Sexaginta et Octo Provincias Divisum
Date: 1727      Size: 21 x 18 inches
Published: London
Description: The first edition of Kaempfer's seminal map of Japan that greatly influenced European maps of the country throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
Map Ref: SEAS4866
Cartographer: Engelbert Kaempfer
Title: : Mappa Specialis Itineris Terrestris a Pago Fammamatz ad Urbem Jedo, Summi Japoniae Monarchae Sedem
Date: 1727      Size: 10 x 12 inches
Published: London
Description: Important early map of the coastline from Mount Fuji to Hamamatsu, and from Tokyo (Jedo) to Chigaski. Strong impression.
Map Ref: SEAS4926
Cartographer: Engelbert Kaempfer
Title: : Mappa Specialis Itineris Terrestris ab Urbe Nagasaki Kokuram
Date: 1727      Size: 10 x 12 inches
Published: London
Description: Important early maps of the ancient site of Kokura (now Kitakyusu) and from Kurume south to Nagasaki. Strong impression.
Map Ref: SEAS4928
Cartographer: Engelbert Kaempfer
Title: : Sinus Inter Tjo & Sanuki Provincias Ins Tsikoko. Mappa Itineris ab Urbe Simonseki Osaccam usque mari suscepti, ab Engelberto Kaempfero
Date: 1727      Size: 12 x 16 inches
Published: London
Description: Three early strip maps showing the route from Hiroshima and along the coast through Kobe to Osaka and the island of Shikoku. Strong Impression.
Map Ref: SEAS4932
Cartographer: Engelbert Kaempfer
Title: : Urbs Nangasaki
Date: 1727      Size: 18 x 12 inches
Published: London
Description: Nagasaki and Dejima. This large scale map of Nagasaki and its harbour were sourced from Kaempfer's extraordinary work on Japan.
Map Ref: SEAS5172