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VAUGONDY, R. de - L'Empire du Japon. . .

VAUGONDY, R. de - L'Empire du Japon. . .
L'Empire du Japon. . . - VAUGONDY, R. de
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Title : L'Empire du Japon. . ..
Map maker : VAUGONDY, R. de.
Date : Paris, 1756.
Size : 19.1 x 21.1 inches. / 48.5 x 53.7 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Very similar to Joan Blaeu's map of 100 years previously: Europeans by then had been expelled, except the Dutch, whose movements were so curtailed that they were not able to gather much significant geographical knowledge.
Fine cartouche, a mixture of rococo and oriental styles. A first state dated 1750.
This is one of the first maps to show the more correct North-east sweep of the islands.
The map is of interest for the dual use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée" and "Mer de Japon".
Condition : With uncoloured cartouche. Some discolouration and thinning along centerfold, surface dirt, markings and light creasing etc to margins.

ID: 40372

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