Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Chatelain, Henri Abraham

Title:

Japan - L'Empire du Japon

Date:

c.1719

Medium:

copper engraving

Size:

36.5 x 44 cm

Description:

L´Empire du Japon, tire des cartes de Japonnois.

From Chatelain´s "Altas Historique". Arguably one of the finest 18th century engraved map of the area, with the name of the provinces in Japanese. The map is based on Reland´s map of 1715 and it is one of the earliest to combine both the Latin names and the Japanese characters. There is an inset map of Nagasaki. A large cartouche with a legend explaining the map and illustrated with the coats of arms of Japanese noble families and allegorical images decorating the borders.

Campbell, 45.

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Item Code:

MA6780

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