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1740 Seutter Map of Japan -- Imperium Japonicum per

Lot 0208
  • Title/Content of Map: 1740 Seutter Map of Japan -- Imperium Japonicum per Sexaginta et Sex Regiones Digestum atque ex Ipsorum Japonensium Mappis Descriptum …
  • Date: 1740 c., Augsburg
  • Cartographer: M Seutter
  • Size: 19.3 x 22.9 in.

    This is a fantastic early map of then seclusive Japan, by a Westerner. The map was drawn largely from a Japanese woodblock map from the library of B. Dutry, a prominent Dutch East India Company official. This Japanese map presented a distorted view of Japan, particularly Honshu, because the geographical shape was made to fit the format, that of a folding travel map. The important cartographic contribution is the first use of Sino-Japanese characters for all 66 provinces, and the deletion of many fictitious place names that appears on previous European maps. A large inset of the vicinity of Nagasaki and graphic scenes distinguish this interesting map of Japan. Scenes of Japanese life that fill the bottom of the map feature a Samurai, merchants, a farmer with an ox, fishermen, and a temple. Examples of Japanese ceramics that were a popular import to Holland are displayed at the base of the cartouche. Blank verso.

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  • Condition

    Very good. Toning, mostly in the issued centerfold. Clear image, nicely colored. Narrow margins. Upper margin above the neatline is cut closest, sligtly into lettering. A few marginal splits. Few small tape restoration in centerfold area on verso.

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    Auction Curated By:
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