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ORTELIUS, A.,  Japoniae insulae descriptio., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Japoniae insulae descriptio.
Antwerp, 1598, In attractive colours.. 356x484mm. Wide margins. From a French text edition.
The first printed map of Japan to appear in an atlas, in a first state. It was drawn by the Portuguese Jesuit Luiz Teixeira and depicts Korea as an island. Japan was probably identified with the island Zipangu , described by Marco Polo in the 13th. century.
Page number on verso is 108...
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$ 6,500
Approx. Euro 5,785  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
TAVENIER, J.B.,  Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route.., antique map, old maps TAVENIER, J.B. - Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route..
Paris 1679, Coloured.. 515x765mm. In very good condition. Repair of one marginal tears, running into 10cm. into the engraved area, hardly notable.
This uncommon map of Japan, which is on a fairly large scale, contains comments about the nature of the country. For instance, Ocsaqui (Okazaki, near Nagoya) is said to have the most beautiful women.
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689) used both names for he same sea-space : "Océan Oriental " w...
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$ 6,000
Approx. Euro 5,340  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BELLIN, J.N.,  Carte des Isles du Japon et la Presqu'Isle de Coree. . ., antique map, old maps BELLIN, J.N. - Carte des Isles du Japon et la Presqu'Isle de Coree. . .
Paris, 1746, Coloured.. 213x288mm. In very good condition. Wide margins and printed on heavy paper.
A fine map of the islands of Japan, including Korea, Taiwan and the coast of China till Macao.
Embellished with fine baroque decorations. Bellin influenced other cartographers with his erroneous portrayals of Japan. Included in Antoine-François Prévost, Histoire Générale des voyages, ou nouv...
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$ 275
Approx. Euro 245  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
VAUGONDY, R. de,  Le Japon., antique map, old maps VAUGONDY, R. de - Le Japon.
Paris, 1749, In original outline colours.. 163x162mm. Good condition. Some very light marginal spotting.
Small detailed map of Japan and Korea. Dated 1749. A note next to island "Fatsisio ou l'Empereur envoye en exil les Grands".
From Atlas Portatif Universel, by Robert de Vaugondy.

Page 168 outside border top right.
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$ 250
Approx. Euro 223  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
AKIZATO, Rito - TAKEHARA, Shunchosai,  SETTSU MEISHO ZUE. Illustrations of famous places in Settsu., antique map, old maps AKIZATO, Rito - TAKEHARA, Shunchosai - SETTSU MEISHO ZUE. Illustrations of famous places in Settsu.
Osaka, Yanagiwara Kibei, Kansei 8-10 or 1796-1798, Uncoloured.. 260x185mm. 12 volumes in 8. illustrated with 280 double-and 50 single-page woodblock illustrations, in some cases one scene may cover up to 8 single pages.
Settsu Meisho Zue was printed in two series of 8 and 4 volumes. The principal illustrator was Takehara Shunchosai, but many illustrations in the 4 volumes supplement are by minor artists. He himself was a well-known ukiyo-e artist and book illustrator. The text was written by Akizato Rito who did nu... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,115  

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Condition Rating: 4
Japan cities
TIRION, I.,  'T Eilandje Desima verblyf plaats der Hollanders in Japan., antique map, old maps TIRION, I. - 'T Eilandje Desima verblyf plaats der Hollanders in Japan.
Amsterdam, 1739, Uncoloured.. 175x195mm. Slightly age-toned and lightly stained. A good and dark impression.
Bird's-eye view of Deshima copied from a manuscript by Voogt, who was second-in-command on Deshima in 1713.
The island is viewed from the landside, depicting the developments of the new warehouses and the garden as well as the famous speelhuis which contained a billiard table and musical ...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 668  

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Condition Rating: 5
ANONYMOUS,  Nangasakij., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Nangasakij.
c.1750, In original o/l colours.. 76x95mm. Water colour with pen and ink. Some minor discolouration in corners.
Charming 18th water colour on paper depicting a panoramic view of Nagasaki and the factory Deshima of the V.OC.
Probably made by a westerner artist visiting Japan.
RARE....
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$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,115  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS,  [ LANDSKROON ]. Oranda Fune no zu [= Depiction of a Dutch Ship]., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - [ LANDSKROON ]. Oranda Fune no zu [= Depiction of a Dutch Ship].
Japan, Kansei 4, 2nd month, 9th day, 30 March? 1792, In original colours.. 820x1130mm. An extremely large and detailed Japanese ink drawing on rice paper of a Dutch ship identifiable as the VOC ship "Landskroon" at Deshima island in Nagasaki Bay in 1766.
A very large and extremely detailed Japanese drawing on rice paper of a Dutch ship at the artificial island Deshima, the VOC's outpost in Nagasaki harbour. In the drawing, the ship itself measures about 63 cm from figurehead to stern, giving a scale of about 1:47. The Japanese texts do not identify ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 30,000
Approx. Euro 26,700  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
VON SIEBOLD, P.Fr.B.,  Gezigt op de haven en de baai van Nagasaki., antique map, old maps VON SIEBOLD, P.Fr.B. - Gezigt op de haven en de baai van Nagasaki.
Leiden 1832-1852, Uncoloured.. 330x535mm. Lithography. Slightly browned and repair of split upper and lower part center fold. Margins cut close. With pinholes in four corners.
A very rare birds-eye view showing Deshima and Nagasaki bay. Von Siebold was born in Würtzburg, in Germany, and worked for the Dutch government as a doctor in Java. In Japan, where Von Siebold arrived in 1823 at the age of 27, he demonstrated his skills in medicine. His reputation allowed him to go ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,780  

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Condition Rating: 6
YAHEIJI UEYAMA,  Nikko oyama no ezu (Pictorial Illustration of the Nikko mountains)., antique map, old maps YAHEIJI UEYAMA - Nikko oyama no ezu (Pictorial Illustration of the Nikko mountains).
Japan, c.1860, Uncoloured.. 555x865mm. Wood block print on four joined sheets. Some spotting, overall wormholes.
Fine map of the famous and well known pilgrimage site with pictorial temples and shrine labeled, and woods. Woodblock printed map, Edo Period (1615-1868), with publisher notation to the lower left Ueyama 'Yaheiji'.
The first plan was already published in Kyoto 1653, but most of the later ones a...
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$ 1,200
Approx. Euro 1,068  

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Condition Rating: 3
 Hyogo,  (Plan of Hiogo Treaty Limits), antique map, old maps Hyogo - (Plan of Hiogo Treaty Limits)
Meiji 10 = 1877, Uncoloured.. 285x470mm. Wood cut. Overall some browning. Folded as common and pasted within 2 yellow cardboards (165x100mm.) with red label at upper right partly detached and with two tears and small flaw. With red stamp "Freign (sic) Concession".
Map of the new prefecture with Japanese and English descriptions. In lower right an key to "Position of Government Office, boundaries, road and railways. On January 1, 1868, Hyogo Port was officially opened to foreign trade. The Port of Kobe (Hyogo Port) was one of the first Japanese ports to open t... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 600
Approx. Euro 534  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3