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List of antique maps with "East Sea".

In most world maps and atlases used internationally today, the Sea between Japan and Korea is indicated as the "Sea of Japan.," It is interesting to review the historical background of the dual use of "Sea of Japan" and "East Sea" by neighbouring countries and other western countries in the past.

Below is a list of items with "Sea of Korea", "Mer du Corée" or "Mare Oriental", displayed on the map. Some maps have dual naming. All most all items are on display are in out booth at the Seoul map fair in conjuction with the IMCoS symposium.

Order are now accepted ! - Subject to availability.




Impressive globe with the East Sea marked as "Gulf of Corea.

63073 NEWTON & SON NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time. . .London, January 1, 1867. 1080 x mm. In original colours.

₩ 52000.000

A very impressive Victorian 20-inch Library globe on a exceptionally carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs erminating in claw feet joined by turned stretchers centered by a compass. with paper scale and blued steel needle inscribed NEWTON & SON Chancery Lane London.
Terrestrial globe is finely marked with the latest discoveries of the period.
The globe is of interest for the use of Gulf of Corea for the sea between Korea and Japan.

Published 1st January 1867, made up of twelve engraved paper gores on plaster sphere, with continents lightly shaded, countries outlined, coasts hatched and colored, densely labeled with major towns, rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and deserts, North America divided into states and territories, California shown as a peninsula, Northern California labeled New California, the Russian Empire spanning Europe and Asia, the oceans marked with the tracks and dates of various expeditions including the three voyages of Cook, Biscoe and Gore, Clerke's voyage on the Resolution additionally marked with sightings of fauna in the North Pacific Ocean, the names of Pacific islands and the dates of their discovery labeled, the Antarctic labeled with observations of ice during Biscoe's 1831 expedition, the Equator or Equinoctial Line calibrated in degrees, hours and fractions, the Ecliptic by days of the month and Zodiacal signs, with Improved Analemma, and Meridian passing through Greenwich.
Full title : " NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time Manufactured by NEWTON & SON 66 Chancery Lane & 3 Fleet St. Temple Bar Published 1st [?Jan] 1858".
The Newton family of cartographers were among the leading English globe makers of the 19th Century. In the beginning of the 19th century several members of the Newton family were active as globe makers in London, mainly at the address: 66 Chancery Lane (at first 97, Chancery Lane). The exact family relation is not quit clear. The founder was James Newton (born in 1748).. John Newton (1810-1868) is possibly a son of James or George Newton. The firm was one of London most prestigious firms and produced special made to order globes with stands made with great craftsmanship. .
Very good condition. On a carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs erminating in claw feet joined by turned stretchers centered by a compass.
High overall 108cm.


WORLD MAPS

34666 ZATTA, A. Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Terrestre ed Acquatico.Venice, 1774. 298 x 398mm. Coloured.

₩ 1500.000

Double-hemisphere world, with allegorical figures of the Four Continents in the corners. Published just after the news of Cook's first circumnavigation was published, his route is marked but New Zealand remains unrecognizable yet shown correctly as two main islands.
The map is of interest for the use of Mare Orientale for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
In good condition.


25068 SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M. Nouvelle Mappa Monde.Venice, 1776 - 1784. 460 x 648mm. Original o/l colour.

₩ 4500.000

Double hemisphere world map, from an unusual perspective. Paris is located at the centre of the hemisphere, so that Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and most of South America appear together: the left sphere contains Patagonia, Australia and the East Indian Islands. The two halves are named Hemisphere Maritime and Hemisphere Terrestre.
Australia and New Zealand are only shown partially and the erroneous 'Mer de L'Ouest' appears in northwest America, with a large 'I. Nouvelle' just south of the Bering Straits. Jesso, north of Japan, is part of mainland Asia.
The map is of interest for the use of Mer de Corée for the sea between Korea and Japan.
The map was prepared by the Venetian cartographer and publisher François (Père) Santini and first published in Santini's’Atlas Universel dresse sur les meuilleures cartes modernes 1776.'
Santini collaborated with Janvier and gives credit to him on most of his maps. The atlas is effectively an Italian copy of the Robert de Vaugondy 'Atlas Universel'.
In 1784 Santini sold the plates to M. Remondini, whose name appears on this particular example. .
Printed on heavy paper with large margins. Good impression. Very good condition.


03909 DE LETH, H. Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre. . .Amsterdam, 1740. 443 x 662mm. Coloured.

₩ 5000.000

Very rare large world map in double hemisphere. The map surround is filled with a large number of hemispheres, including one polar hemisphere.
Showing the tracks of Magellan, Tasman (1642), Halley (1700), St.Antoine (1710), etc.
Mention newly discovered islands in the Pacific, Isles de Glaces de decouvertes par les Francois en 1738, Cap de la Circoncision decouvert le Janvier 1739.

The map is of interest for the use of Mer Orientale for the sea between Korea and Japan.
Very interesting is the depiction of a fictitious east coast of Australia called "Terre Australe du S.Esprit" with two rivers called "Jordan" and "S.Salvador". .
Paper slightly age toned.


Dual naming of Mer du Corée and Mer du Japon.

34123 NOLIN, J.-B. / CREPY. Le globe terrestre representé en deux plans-hemispheres, Dressé sur la Projection de Mr. De la Hyre…Paris, c. 1780. 1025 x 1500mm. Limites en col. ancien.

₩ 22000.000

“This splendid GlobeTerrestre originally published by J.B. Nolin is one of the finest large-scale world maps to be produced and is a fitting bridge between the geographical and artistic skills of the seventeenth century and the century to come” -- Shirley.

This superbly engraved wall map in twin hemispheres and their surround are engraved on four sheets with further strips comprising a broad pictorial border on top and left and right sides. The map has been laid down on canvas and has wooden rollers.

Interesting for its dual naming of “Mer du Corée” and “Mer du Japon”, for the Sea in between the two countries.
In the bottom, architectural columns of text. The elaborate decorative border contains sixteen medallion vignettes, each depicting an event in biblical history according to contemporary terms.
This fine large-scale world map is the result of a partnership between Nolin and the celebrated painter Bocquet, who carried out Nolin’s extraordinary conception with stunning results. The two hemispheres are supported by large mythical figures and surrounded by images of the creation of heaven and earth.

This is the 1775 re-issue by Crépy and has a redrawn with "Mer de l'ouest" reduced in size.
The original 1700 edition of Nolin’s map was the first to delineate the famous Mer de l’Ouest in North America, giving fuel to the prominent fantasy of a Northwest Passage. Although the fictitious sea has been reduced in size in this later edition (and would eventually disappear from the map completely), the enthusiasm for a Northwest Passage remains, this time portrayed in the Detroit d’Anian which attempts to link Hudson Bay to the Pacific Ocean.
Nolin’s delineation of Australia contains an entirely new eastern coastline, “linking Papua-New Guinea and Tasmania in one sweep. This feature is to be found on many later 18th century maps and was not to be corrected until the discoveries of Captain Cook in the 1770's.

Separately published. Rare.

Maps of this style were intended for the offices and homes of important merchants, officials and dignitaries. Owing to the vulnerability of such wall decoration very few such maps now come onto the market. This map, although with evidence of paper cracking, some parts with paper re-inforcement, is nevertheless a striking example of the most impressive combination of cartography and art.

Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 605..
Several repairs of tears and occasional loss of paper, carefully reinforced and restored, laid down on linen.


24966 SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M. Carte des nouvelles decouvertes au Nord de la Mer du Sud.Venice, 1776 - 1784. 445 x 625mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 1800.000

Although concentrating on the northern Pacific, this map show all of North America and Mexico.
While the Russian coastline is shown with reasonable accuracy, notwithstanding Terre d'Yeso , the American coastline north of Cape Mendocino is very hypothetical and largely incorrect.
The map is of interest for the use of Mer de Corée for the sea between Korea and Japan.
There is a large western, island, sea and no real sense of Alaska at all. With the large Mer ou Baye de L'Quest in California.
A series of lakes joined by rivers seem to hold some promise of the elusive north-west passage, but the delineation is indistinct as if to emphasize Santini's uncertainty.
The map was prepared by the Venetian cartographer and publisher François (Père) Santini and first published in Santini's’Atlas Universel dresse sur les meuilleures cartes modernes 1776.'
Santini collaborated with Janvier and gives credit to him on most of his maps. The atlas is effectively an Italian copy of the Robert de Vaugondy 'Atlas Universel'.
In 1784 Santini sold the plates to M. Remondini, whose name appears on this particular example - indicating that this is the second state of the map. ¤ .
Minor marginal spots. Brown spot affecting the lower left scale border. Else very good condition.


34781 CARY, J. A New Chart of the World On Mercator's Projection: Exhibiting The Tracks & Discoveries of the most Eminent Navigators To The Present Period. . . 1801London, 1807. 455 x 513mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 800.000

Detailed map of the World in Mercator projection, showing tracks of the explorers such as Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, etc.
The map is of interest for the use of Gulf of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan.
Uncommon map engraved by the eminent engraver and globe maker John Cary (ca. 1754-1835).
This is the earlier edition, edition with the date 1811 has been recorded. .
A few small marginal tears under laid. Printed on heavy paper. Good condition.


28072 De L'ISLE, G. / OTTENS, R. / J. Hemisphere septentrional pour voir plus distinctement les terres arctiques. . .Amsterdam, c. 1740. 440 x 450mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 1500.000

Showing the Northern hemisphere with North America, the Arctic, the Pacific, Asia and Europe after the cartographic source by the French map maker Guillaume De Isle.
The rare issue by Reiner and Josua Ottens.
The map is of interest for the use of Mer Orientale for the sea between Korea and Japan. The map is also interesting as it shows recently discovered islands in the Sea of Kamchatka, north of Japan, according to a text panel upper left : Corrigée de nouveau sur la carte de M. Johannes Kyrilow, premier secretaire du conseil de l'empirede Russie, mise au jour depuis peu, et ou est indique le Païs de Kamschatka, d’où le capitaine Spanberg, en 16 jours de temps a voyagé vers quelques iles que l'on présume appartenir au Japon. The same text in Dutch in upper right corner.
Joachim Ottens (1663 - 1719) and his sons Renier and Joshua were prominent Dutch booksellers and map publishers from about 1680 to 1790. Joachim, the founder of the firm, was initially employed as a copperplate engraver by Frederick de Wit. In 1711 Joachim founded his own firm. Though Joachim died only a few years later, his sons Renier and Joshua took over the firm and presided over its most prolific period. Nurminen, The northeast passage, 123..
Very good condition.


27998 CHATELAIN, H. Carte très curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarque. . .Amsterdam, 1719. 780 x 1400mm. Coloured.

₩ 18000.000

Based on de Fer's map of 1713. One map on 4 sheets, showing America in the middle with Europe on one side and the Pacific with Japan and China on the other.

The map is of interest for the use of Mer Orientale de la Chine et septentrionale du Japaon, for the sea between Korea and Japan.
Top sheets of north of equator, showing California as an island with many coastal place names on second Sanson model with indented northern coast. Detroit d'Anian, Terre d'Anian and Agubela de Cato to north.
This "carte à figures" map includes vignettes of beavers, fishing industry, 9 portraits medallions of explorers, and detail of Detroit de Gibraltar and Cap de Bonne Espérance. Routes of explorers are traced on map.
Bottom sheets of south of equator, with highly decorative vignettes surrounding maps of Panama, Acapulco, Lima, Baldive La Ville de Mexique, La Conception, Rio de la Plata, La Havane, St. Sebastien, and Vera Cruz . Tooley, Cal. 80. Mc Laughlin, 190..
Good condition. Very small repair of a tear in left hand part of map.


00159 HOMANN HEIRS. Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis.. - Mappe-Monde qui represente les deux Hemispheres. . .Nuremberg, 1746. 442 x 529mm. In attractive colours

₩ 2200.000

Word map in double hemisphere. In center two smaller hemispheres of the north and south pole are shown. Two interesting diagrams depict the earth as it would be seen from space. North America is still blank above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the north-west corner.
Very decorative title cartouches in upper left hand right hand corner containing the titles, one in Latin and the other French.
The map is of interest for the use of Mare Orientale Minus, for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Paper very slightly age-toned. Repair of some marginal tears, one tear lower margin 1 cm into engraved area. Two light brown spots on verso, hardly notable on recto.


31152 SANSON,N./ BASSET Mappe-Monde géo-hydrographique ou description génerale du globe. . . Des nouvelles découvertes, faites par . . . Cook, Bougainville . . .Paris, 1782. 547 x 900mm. Coloured.

₩ 3000.000

World in two hemispheres, showing Tasmania still joined to Australia's main land. With a colour key in bottom to the voyages of Cook, Clarke, Fourneaux, Bougainville, Yves de Kerguelen-Trémarec, many other voyages are drawn in.
The map is of interest for the use of Mer de Corée," for the sea between Korea and Japan.
The map is also of interest for the depiction of Cook's third voyage (1776-1779) who was after his death completed by Clerke. The map shows the discoveries along the North West coast of America and Bering Strait, although not accurately.
In each corner a representation of the four continents.
In top the title cartouche with the name of the compiler Louis Denis (1725-1794) who is giving credit to Sanson. .
Printed from two joined sheets, paper slightly browned and cut on the neat line. Dark impression.


34939 BARBIELLINI, Carlo Antonio AsiaMilan, 1807. 190 x 513mm. Coloured.

₩ 300.000

Uncommon map of Asia. Engraved by Marco di Pietro.
The map is of interest for the use of G. di Corea, for the sea between Korea and Japan.
Published by Carlo Antonio Barbiellini in his "Atlante della geografia antica e moderna". Barbiellini's already published "Geografia universale" (1802-1806). After finishing the Geografia he worked on the publication of the present atlas which was on sale, either coloured or uncoloured, on its own or with the 13 volumes of the earlier work. The maps are by Guthrie, Mentelle, M. Brun, Pinkerton, Busching, Galanti, Buache, Vaugondy and others and engraved by Marco di Pietro, Saverio Chianal, Giuseppe Bonatti, the Bordiga brothers, Caniani, Bertolotti and Boggi. .
Good impression.


ASIA MAPS

31153 CREPY. L'Asie divisée en ses regions et etats et subdivisée en ses principales parties. . .Paris, 1789. 710 x 965mm. In original body colours.

₩ 3500.000

Interesting wall map of Asia, with a decorative title cartouche upper right corner, showing Adam and Eve.
The map is of interest for the use of Mer de Corée, for the sea between Korea and Japan.
The map is an amended version of Guillaume de L'Isle's 1723 map of Asia by Maurille Antoine Moithey and published by Crépy.
Moithey (1732-1810) was an Ingenieur for the King of France and collaborated with Crépy from 1769 until 1777.
Singapore is not named. .
Printed on two joined sheets. Strip of 2cm. In lower left half cut off, paper re-inforced and scale border re drawn. Some paper thinness on old foldings reinforced. For the rest in very good condition. In original full body colours, cartouche with later colour addition.


34587 BOWEN, Th. A new & accurate map of Asia, Drawn from the most approved modern maps & charts / by Thos. Bowen.London, J.Cooke, 1777-1778. 319 x 414mm. In original colours.

₩ 900.000

Detailed map of Asia from Saudi Arabia, Persia, Russia, India, China, Japan to Southeast Asia showing Australia as New Holland.
Included in "A new and complete system of geography by Charles Middleton".
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Korea for the sea between Korea and Japan.
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Good condition. Paper age-toned.


34589 EULER, L. Tab: Georg : Asiae ad emendatiora quae ad huc prodierunt exempla jussu Acad. Reg. Scient. et eleg. Litt. Pruss. descripta.Berlin, 1753. 335 x 380mm. In original colours.

₩ 1300.000

Detailed and scarce map of Asia, published in "Geographischer Atlas bestehend in 44 Land-Charten, worauf alle Theile des Erd-Creyses vorgestellet werden" and made by Leonhard Euler. The map has the publishers stamp in the lower right corber.
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, lived in Berlin in the years 1741 to 1766 and played a leading roll in the Royal Academy of Sciences there. This beautiful map is from one of the first school atlases, the most successful project of the Royal Academy of Sciences.

The map is of interest for the use of Mare Orientale Minus, for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Paper slightly age toned. Good condition.


34595 GIBSON, J. AsiaLondon, ca. 1755. 286 x 327mm. Coloured.

₩ 600.000

Detailed map of Asia engraved by John Gibson for "The Gentleman's Magazine", founded by visionary Edward Cave, was the world's first monthly general interest magazine.

The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Korea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Repair of split lower half of center fold. Good condition.


04227 HOMANN HEIRS. Asia Secundum. . .Nuremberg, ca. 1744. 492 x 541mm. Original attractive colours.

₩ 1650.000

The map is of interest for the use of Mere Orientale Minus Corea for the sea between Korea and Japan.
The cartouches are painted in strong and a somewhat impressionistic way. Varnish is used for the dark shadow areas to highlight the colours. Clearly from an show-piece atlas produced for a wealthy merchant or nobleman, in so-called Fürsten kolorit. Maps published in Germany during the 18th century are usually in body colours, with uncoloured cartouches.
Rare in this condition and colours.

Prepared by Johann Matthias Haas (1684- 1742) who produced a number of continental and regional maps for Homann Heirs in the middle years of the 18th century. The coastal waters of Japan remain a little haphazard with Hokkaido -Terra Efo, Yedso ou Yesfo- still attached to the mainland. Tibet, which is named, dears the alternative title of Dalai Lammae .
The splendid title cartouche features a seated female courtesan, with a smoking incense burner on her lap, to the right an Amazon plucks an arrow from her quiver, while some sort of saurian lurks in the background. This edition with extra Avec Priv added to title across the top border. Sweet, Asia 131..
Water-stained faded colours in additional title in upper banner. In good condition.


34745 BOWEN, E. A new & accurate map of Asia drawn from actual surveys. . .London, 1747. 345 x 422mm. Coloured.

₩ 900.000

An excellent early engraving of Asia. Curious shape for Japan, with a large island north called Yeso and a coastline marked De Gamma's Land.
Numbered "No 52."; Decorative title cartouche includes palm tree, with village scene in background. Prime meridian at London.

The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Korea, the sea between Korea and Japan. An early imprint. Decorative title cartouche at bottom left.

Emanuel Bowen was an English engraver, publisher and maps seller, active in London between 1720 and 1767. His prolific output both as engraver and publisher earned him recognition both in England and France, for he held the dual appointment of engraver both to George II and Louis XV of France. .
In very good condition. Wide margins.


34934 GENDRON, P. ?con toda la extension de sus reinos y provincias segun las ultimas, y nuevas observationes de las Accademias y de Paris, y de Londres.Madrid ?, ca.1736. 200 x 264mm. Coloured.

₩ 2200.000

Very rare of Asia, similar to a map published by Pedro Gendron in 1755 and based on Johann Matthias Haas (1684-1742) map.
The map is of interest for the use of Mar Oriental Menor Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Dark impression. Good condition throughout. Wide margins.


34933 MOLL, H. Asia By H.Moll Geographer.London, 1736. 200 x 264mm. Coloured.

₩ 600.000

Detailed map of Asia. From his "Atlas minor: or a new and curious set of sixty-two maps. . .", which was first published in 1729 and reprinted in 1732, 1736.
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Dark impression. Good condition throughout.


34782 WALKER, S. / MALTE-BRUN, M. Asia.Boston, 1828. 238 x 200mm. Coloured.

₩ 375.000

Uncommon map of Asia and Australia. Engraved by George W. Boynton and published by Samuel Walker of Boston.
The map is of interest for the use of Gulf of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan.
From a American edition of "System of Geography, volume 1", by M. Malte-Brun. .
Steel engraved map in very good condition.


34612 MOLL, H. Asia According to ye Newest Observations. . .London, 1711. 180 x 252mm. Coloured.

₩ 600.000

Fine map of Asia covering from Asia Minor in the west to New Guinea in the east. It includes South East Asia and New Guinea, but not Australia.
From Moll's "Atlas Geographicus, or a Compleat System of Geography". Also seen with plate N° 12, than from "A collection of voyages and travels", printed for and sold by Thomas Osborne, 1745.
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Good condition.


34735 MOLL, H. Asia according ti ye Newest Obervations.London, J. Nicholson, 1716. 182 x 250mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 375.000

Detailed map of Asia, from Herman Moll's "Forty-two new maps of Asia, Africa, and America ... : all engrav’d, according to the latest observations. . ."
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Korea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Upper margin cut short and shaving the neat line in upper left corner. Good condition.


34704 BOWEN, Th. A new & accurate map of Asia, …London, 1777. 316 x 415mm. Coloured.

₩ 600.000

Map of Asia, with coastlines fairly accurately drawn but the coasts of Australasia were only just being charted. New Zealand, the coasts of eastern Australia and New Guinea are marked, but wildly inaccurate.

The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Korea, for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Good condition. Paper slightly age-toned.


34667 MITCHEL Asia.Boston, Cummings & Hilliard, 1839. 275 x 212mm. Coloured.

₩ 600.000

Uncommon map of Asia and Australia, published in Boston for "Mitchill's School Atlas". Relief shown by hachure's.
The map is of interest for the use of Gulf of Corea, for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Left and lower margin cut close. Good condition. Paper slightly age toned.


34614 MOLL, H. Asia By H.Moll Geographer.London, 1736. 200 x 264mm. Coloured.

₩ 600.000

Detailed map of Asia. From his "Atlas minor: or a new and curious set of sixty-two maps. . .", which was first published in 1729 and reprinted in 1732, 1736.
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Repair of a small split in lower part center fold, just affecting engraved area. Dark impression. Good condition throughout.


34621 DUNN, S. A map of Chinese Tartary with Corea.London, 1774. 310 x 439mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 750.000

Detailed map of China and Korea with Jeso Gasima in the east. Including The Gobi Desert, Tibet and Siberia. Included in "Dunn's New Atlas or Mundane System of Geography", printed for Robert Sayer at 53 Fleet Street, London.
The map is of interest for the use of Coreen Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Good condition.


CHINA MAPS

34596 ANONYMOUS La China e Giapone.Italy, ca. 1800. 138 x 167mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 600.000

Uncommon map of China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan (I.Formosa), only one town labeled, Tayoan. Very strange shape for Japan.

The map is of interest for the use of Mar di Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Good condition.


34898 ANONYMOUS Charte von China und den angränzenden Ländern und Völkerschaften so wie den letzten Kaiser Tschien-Long. . .Parague, 1812. 465 x 513mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 220.000

Uncommon map of China on a scale of ca. 1:6,000,000. The map's complete title is “Charte von China und den angränzenden Ländern, und Völkerschaften so wie sie dem letzten Kaiser Tschien-Long unterworfen waren Aus der Englischen Beschreibung der Gesandschaftsreise des Grafen Macartney entlehnt und reducirt." and was published in 1812.
In 1820 the map was republished in "Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein geographisches Lesebuch für alle Stände".
The map is of interest for the use of Das Coreanische Meer for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Good impression.


31335 VAUGONDY, R. de L'Empire de la Chine. . .Paris, dated 1750. 482 x 525mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 1100.000

Detailed map of China, Korea and Taiwan. The large title cartouche is resplendent in the French style with musicians, a dancer, and various accouterments representative of the country.
Second state. Interesting for it's dual naming of "Mer de Corée" and "Mer du Japan". .
Good and dark impression. Some traces of humidity especially in the margin. Generally in good condition.


34336 BELLIN, J.N. L'Empire de la Chine.Paris, 1748. 286 x 400mm. Coloured.

₩ 450.000

A fine map of China, Korea and Taiwan.
Jacques Nicholas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.
The map is of interest for the use of Mer de Corée for the sea between Korea and Japan.
In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764), which contained 580 charts, as well as maps to illustrate l'Abbe Prévost's Histoire Générale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.
His maps and charts were finely engraved and produced, and set a high standard of accuracy. .
With foldings, as issued. In good condition.


34938 ANONYMOUS Charte von China und den angränzenden Ländern und Völkerschaften so wie den letzten Kaiser Tschien-Long. . .Prague, 1812. 465 x 513mm. Coloured.

₩ 220.000

Uncommon map of China on a scale of ca. 1:6,000,000. The map's complete title is “Charte von China und den angränzenden Ländern, und Völkerschaften so wie sie dem letzten Kaiser Tschien-Long unterworfen waren Aus der Englischen Beschreibung der Gesandschaftsreise des Grafen Macartney entlehnt und reducirt." and was published in 1812.
In 1820 the map was republished in "Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein geographisches Lesebuch für alle Stände".
The map is of interest for the use of Das Coreanische Meer, for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Good impression.


33521 BELLIN, J.N. L'Impero Della China.Venice, 1781. 280 x 397mm. Coloured.

₩ 750.000

Attractive and scarce map of China with Korea, Taiwan and Hainan from "Teatro Della Guerra" the Italian version of Bellin's Petit Atlas Maritime. Decorative title cartouches in lower right corner.
The map is of interest for the use of Mare di Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Vertical and horizontal folds as issued. Binding folds flattened. Very fine image.


29411 HOMANN HEIRS. Imperii Russici et Tartariae Universae tam majoris Afiaticæ quam minoris et EuropæTabula.Nuremberg, 1739. 473 x 545mm. Original colours.

₩ 900.000

The map is of interest for the use of Mere Orientale Minus Corea for the sea between Korea and Japan.
Decorative map covering Russia, Tibet, China, Tartary, Korea, Taiwan and Japan prepared by J. M. Hasius. With a hefty landmass north of Honshu touching the Asian continent. The discoveries of De Vries are incorporated into the East Coast and called Terra Eso, Yedso Oku Yeso and Yeso Gasima.
Compagnies Land is now designated as Terra Societatis Batavicae.
With a dedicational cartouche upper left corner "Annae Magnæ Victrici Russorum Imperatrici. . .". .
Repair of split lower part center fold, 3cm into the engraved area. With minor marginal foxing. Otherwise in good condition.


31346 HOMANN HEIRS. Charte das Russische Reich und die von den Tatarn. . .Nuremberg, 1786. 460 x 605mm. In original colours.

₩ 750.000

Map showing the 'Russian Tartary' and as well the 'Asian Tartary', with French title in top.
Title cartouche features a three- masted ship in the lower right corner and scroll-like inset gives names of 24 regions keyed to the map. Drawn by F.L.Güssefeld.
The map is of interest for the use of Kleine Orientalische Meer", or "Little Oriental Sea"., for the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Paper very lightly browned. Good condition.


34759 BRADFORD, T-G. Siberia & Central Asia.Boston, 1835. 200 x 255mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 200.000

This map covers the eastern section of Russia as well as China, Japan, Korea, India and Tibet.
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan.
Each of the different areas are outlined in a pastel color with major rivers and mountain ranges shown. The light green border has longitude and latitude markings for reference. Most likely engraved by G. W. Boynton of Boston. .
Very good condition.


JAPAN MAPS

07052 CORONELLI,V.M. Isola del Giapone e penisola di Corea.Venice, 1692. 455 x 610mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 3000.000

A most attractive and decorative map by Vincenzo Coronelli. An elaborate central title cartouche garlanded with intertwined flowers and dedicated to the Rev.de Fontaine of the Society of Jesus. The delineation of Japan is on the standard Martini model although Hokkaido, then known as Yedo is shown as part of Tartary.

The map is of interest for the use of Oceano Orientale, for the western Pacific Ocean and the sea between Korea and Japan.
A larger rather westernized oared barge fills the ocean between Korea and the Islands with remarks on the distance between Osaka and Nagasaki.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day. Campbell 33: OAG/Walter 53..
A good and dark impression. Some very minor light brown spotting and light discolouration of paper.


01679 GEOGR.INSTITUTS Charte von Japan mit seinen VII Provinzen nach Robert's EntwWeimar, 1811. 177 x 205mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 450.000

A detailed and scarce map of Japan after Gilles Robert.
The map is of interest for the double naming of "Meer von Corea" and Meer von Japan.", the sea between Korea and Japan. .
Cut at neat line. Lower right margin teared of and re-inforced.


01082 SCHENK, P./ VALK, G. Nova et accurata Japoniae terrae Esonis, ac Insularum adjacentium.Amsterdam, 1700. 450 x 544mm. Coloured.

₩ 3000.000

The map is of interest in showing Korea as a curiously shaped island and in revising the shape of the three main Islands of Japan. A re-issue of Janssonius' map with the new imprint Amstelodami Vendibilis apud P.Schenk et G.Valk.C.P..
Notable for mentioning "Oceanus Chinensis" for the sea between Korea and Japan.
Notable for its detail of Hokkaido, the first printed map to use the detailed manuscript charts of Maarten de Vries from his voyage to the region in 1643. Spanish stories on gold- and silver islands east of Japan induced the eager-for-expansion governor-general Anthonie van Diemen to the decision to send Abel Jansz Tasman (1639) and Maarten de Vries (1643) to this region. Both of them found no gold but de Vries surveyed the islands to the north of Japan, especially the sweeping curve of southern Hokkaido. Importantly, the expedition also touched upon the southernmost islands of the Kuriles.
The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and Sakhalin to the north are shown joined -it was not until La Perouse's expedition in the latter years of the 18th century that this misconception was rectified. Equally the southern Kuriles islands of Iturup and Urup are identified as Staaten Eyland after the Dutch Estates General or Parliament and Compagnie's Land after the Dutch East India Company. Campbell 23: OAG 58..
A fine copy. Printed on heavy paper.


00682 VAUGONDY, R. de L'Empire du Japon. . .Paris, 1756. 485 x 537mm. Original o/l colour.

₩ 1500.000

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 use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée" and Mer de Japon". Campbell 65: OAG 100..
With uncoloured cartouche. Some discolouration along center fold.


00455 TAVERNIER, J.B. Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route. . .Paris, 1679. 515 x 765mm. Coloured.

₩ 6000.000

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 " written in great caracters, located in the middle of the sea, and "mer de Coreer" in minus, along eastern sea coast of Korean peninsula. Tavernier based his cartography of the shape of Japanese archipelago on the Blancus-Moreira-Dudley model.

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 Skikoku are shown as much smaller than in other seventeenth-century maps and than they really are.


The map is of interest for the dual-naming of "Mer de Coreer" and "Océan Orriental" for the sea between Korea and Japan. Campbell 27: Cotazzi, plate 7: OAG 40..
In very good condition. Repair of one marginal tears just running into the engraved area.


34611 TANNER, H. S. / ARROWSMITH, A. Empire of Japan.London, 1807. 240 x 396mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 600.000

Detailed map of Japan and including Korea. Japan with good detail, gold mines and more. An island in the Pacific is called "Fatsisio, or Unhappy I. The Place of Exile for the Japanese Grandees. The prime meridian at Greenwich.
The interior of Korea has been left blank, except for a scale in British and Japanese miles.
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan.

Engraved by Henry Schenck Tanner (1786-1858), signed in lower right corner. Included in Aaron Arrowsmith' atlas, published in Philadelphia and London (Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme)

Aaron Arrowsmith, (born July 14, 1750, Winston, Durham, Eng.—died April 23, 1823, London), British geographer and cartographer who engraved and published many fine maps and atlases based on the best available sources of the day.
Without a formal education Arrowsmith went to London c. 1770 and found work as a surveyor with the well-known cartographer John Cary. He than established himself as a mapmaker and publisher. Walter, plate 124..
Very good condition. Narrow margins.


KOREA MAPS

08090 BELLIN, J.N. Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin. . .Paris, 1750. 206 x 310mm. Coloured.

₩ 450.000

Fine map of Korea and China's Yellow Sea. Complete title in top: Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin, pour servir de l'Histoire de Jenghiz Khan. Raportée dans histoire Générale des Voyages Tirée de l'Anglois..
The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée". .
Good impression. Map cut till neat line, and contemporarily laid down on a larger sheet of paper to fit in a larger atlas.


34359 BELLIN, J.N. Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin. . .Paris, 1750. 206 x 310mm. Coloured.

₩ 530.000

Fine map of Korea and China's Yellow Sea. Complete title in top: Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin, pour servir de l'Histoire de Jenghiz Khan. Raportée dans histoire Générale des Voyages Tirée de l'Anglois..
The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée". .
Good impression. Several foldings as issued.


34721 BELLIN, J.N. Karte von Katay od. dem Reiche Kin, zur Geschichte von Jenghiz Khan. Aus dem Englischen.Leipzig, Schwabe, ca. 1750. 206 x 310mm. Coloured.

₩ 500.000

Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. A fine detailed and interesting map engraved by Bellin after earlier voyages. Published in the German edition by Schwabe in Leipzig of Bellin's travel books.
The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Meer von Corea". .
Good impression.


29513 BELLIN, J.N. Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin. . .Paris, 1750. 206 x 310mm. Coloured.

₩ 500.000

Fine map of Korea and China's Yellow Sea. Complete title in top: Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin, pour servir de l'Histoire de Jenghiz Khan. Raportée dans histoire Générale des Voyages Tirée de l'Anglois..
The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée". .
Good impression. Map cut till neat line, and contemporarily laid down on a larger sheet of paper to fit in a larger atlas.



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