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TAVENIER, J.B. - Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route ?

TAVENIER, J.B. - Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route ?
Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route ? - TAVENIER, J.B.
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Title : Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route ?.
Map maker : TAVENIER, J.B..
Date : Paris, 1679.
Size : 8.2 x 12.5 inches. / 20.9 x 31.8 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :This uncommon map of Japan contains comments about the nature of the country. For instance, Ocsaqui (Okazaki, near Nagoya) is said to have the most beautiful women. Lake Biwi is said to be where one can catch quantite de saumons . An island, which could be Tsushima, off the coast of Kyushu is described as the island where worthless youths are sent and made to work until their relations remove them.
Tavenier marked three places where there were alleged to be silver mines.
Unfortunately the map is very inaccurate. Matsushima is, for instance, shown as a long north-south island off a part of Honshu called Ochior (Oshu). Kyushu and Shikoku are shown as much smaller than in other seventeenth-century maps and than they really are.
Campbell 27: Cortazzi, plate 7: OAG 40
Condition : Good and strong impression. A spot of paper thinness lower part. Part of the left margin cut short, with a small split 1cm into the engraved area.

ID: 99345

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