L'EMPIRE DU JAPON, TIRE DES CARTES DES JAPONNOIS.

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Henri Chatelain


L'Empire du Japon, Tire des Cartes des Japonnois.

Copper plate engraving, 1719.
14 1/4 x 17 1/8" (363 x 438 mm) plus margins
Very good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 30824
Price: $1,100.00
Publisher : Published in "Atlas Historique."
This decorative map of Japan based on Adrian Reland's map of 1715. This map one of the earliest to use both Latin names and Japanese characters. This inset in the lower right is of the bay of Nagasaki. Adrian.Reland (1676-1718) a professor active in Utrecht and specialized in Asian languages, geography and religions. A bold impression.

This map appeared in Henri Abraham Chatelain’s Atlas Historique, one of the most expansive encyclopedias of the age. First published in 1705, Chatelain’s Atlas Historique was part of an immense seven-volume encyclopedia. Although the main focus of the text was geography, the work also included a wealth of historical, political, and genealogical information. The text was compiled by Nicholas Gueudeville and the maps were engraved by Chatelain, primarily after charts by Delisle. The atlas was published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1721 and was later reissued by Zacharie and Chatelain between 1732 and 1739.
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