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Vaugondy, Robert (1688–1766).
L'empire du Japan
Engraved map with original color in outline.
Paris, 1750.
20 3/4" x 26 1/2" sheet, 30 1/2" x 36" framed.
The map draws heavily on the previous work of Bellin, but includes a number of improvements to Terre d'Yedso (Hokkaido) similar to the manuscripts of Engelbert Kaempfer. The fictitious island of Matsumae is removed and now Matsaki is shown as a part of Yedso. The provinces are clearly outlined and there are many place names. The eastern part of the Korean peninsula is also shown with a good amount of detail. This great map was to influence the cartography of Japan into the 19th century.

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Vaugondy Empire of Japan Map

Estimate $1,200 - $2,000Apr 6, 2019