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Japan
ORTELIUS, A., Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio; Ludoico Teisera Auctore., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio; Ludoico Teisera Auctore.
Antwerp, Robert Bruneau, 1609, Coloured.. 357x487mm. In very good condition.
This landmark map was the first map of Japan published in a European atlas. Ortelius received the map from Ludovico Teixeira, a Portuguese Jesuit cartographer and mathematician.
While Teixeira had not personally traveled to Japan, he obviously had access to Japanese sources as the map presents ...
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Estimate
($ 2,000 - 2,200)

Bid received
$ 1,600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
HONDIUS, H., Iaponia., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. - Iaponia.
Amsterdam, 1630, old coloured. 342x442mm. Dark impression, printed on heavy paper. Two flattened creases (not affecting the printed area) and one small spot in the right margin. A very good copy.
One of the most significant maps Hondius the elder added to his first publication of the Mercator atlas in 1606. Based on the 1595 Abraham Ortelius map, but with added decoration, this is an early depiction of both Japan and Korea.
While still shown as an island, Hondius added the explanation ...
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Estimate
($ 900 - 1,100)

Bid received
$ 700
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
JANSSONIUS, J., IAPONIAE Nova Descriptio., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - IAPONIAE Nova Descriptio.
Amsterdam, 1639, In original colours.. 346x447mm. Repair in top margin, at the centerfold. Two little cuts in top margin. Evenly age toned.
The second state of the Hondius map. Janssonius replaced the earlier Japanese ship with a European one. Enhanced with a decorative title cartouche, mileage scales, and a sea monster.

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Estimate
($ 900 - 1,100)

Starting bid
$ 600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
VAUGONDY, R., L'EMPIRE DU JAPON, antique map, old maps VAUGONDY, R. - L'EMPIRE DU JAPON
Paris 1750, Old colouring. 483x540mm. Minor age toned. Some stains from foxing in center folding.Exceptional unusual contempory olcoloring !! First edition
Large map of Japan with a distinctively French style title cartouche containing two small landscapes.
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...
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Estimate
($ 350 - 450)

This item has no reserve price.
Bid received
$ 130
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
Bellin, J.N., Carte de l'' Empire du Japon., antique map, old maps Bellin, J.N. - Carte de l'' Empire du Japon.
Paris, 1752, fine later colouring. 215x310mm. doubled, in fine condition.
Jaques Nicolas Bellin (1702-720) was the most important French hydrographer of the 18th century. Sea-atlas "Hydrographique Français" (1756-65) atlas to accompany Prévost d' Exile's " Histoire. des Voyages", 1738-75.
Nicolas Bellin's map of Japan....
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Estimate
($ 300 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BELLIN, J.N., Carte de L'Empire du Japon. . ., antique map, old maps BELLIN, J.N. - Carte de L'Empire du Japon. . .
Paris, 1752, Uncoloured. 220x315mm. In very good condition. Wide margins, heavy paper with strong print.
A nice map of the islands of Japan embellished with fine baroque decorations. This is a reduced version of Bellin’s influential map made for Jesuit Father Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix’s "Histoire du Japon".
Japan is presented on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer model with several corrections to...
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Estimate
($ 240 - 290)

Starting bid
$ 160
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
COOK, J., Gedeelt van Japan of Nipon / Gezigt van de Kust van Japan., antique map, old maps COOK, J. - Gedeelt van Japan of Nipon / Gezigt van de Kust van Japan.
Amsterdam, 1795, later colouring. 240x200mm. very good
Captain James Cook (1728-79), explorer, circumnavigator and hydrographer. Three voyages, 1768-71, 1772-75 and 1776-79. From 1778 on printed editions of ' Captain Cook's Travels' appeared in English, Italian, French and Dutch.
A map showing parts of the east coast of Hanshu between 35 o. and 40 ...
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Estimate
($ 50 - 55)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Japan isles
Bellin, J.N., Carte des Isles Kouriles Diapres la Carte Russe. . ., antique map, old maps Bellin, J.N. - Carte des Isles Kouriles Diapres la Carte Russe. . .
Paris, 1754, Uncolored. 245x265mm. In fine condition with folds as issued.
A striking map of Northern Japan and the contiguous islands and coastline. Features a decorative title cartouche.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the eighteenth century. He was the first 'Ingenieur Hydrographic de la Marin...
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Estimate
($ 120 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 75
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ANONYMOUS., (untitled)., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS. - (untitled).
Japan, ca 1860, Original printed colours.. 222x615mm. Four sheets joined. A few repaired worming tracks. No margins to the sides.
A Japanese woodblock map from the Edo period (1800-1868). It shows a part of the Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. An attractive and unusual map!... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 100 - 120)

This item has no reserve price.
Bid received
$ 41
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
Kuril islands
GRASSET DE SAINT SAUVEUR, J.,  Femme Kourilienne  [together with] Homme Kourilien., antique map, old maps GRASSET DE SAINT SAUVEUR, J. - Femme Kourilienne [together with] Homme Kourilien.
Paris,1801-1806, In attractive original colours.. 172x114mm. Each print (172x114mm.) cut on neat line and pasted on a larger sheet of paper. Paper size 230 x 280mm. In very good condition.
Set of two originally hand-colored mezzotints of Native Russians engraved by Félix Mixelle and Lachaussée Jeune after Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur.
As an etcher, drawer and writer, Grasset de Saint-Sauveur was a prolific polygraph in keeping with the encyclopedic spirit of the eighteenth ce...
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Estimate
($ 35 - 50)

Starting bid
$ 20
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Japan cities
FURNE & CIE.,  Vue de Nangasaki, antique map, old maps FURNE & CIE. - Vue de Nangasaki
Paris, 1842, Coloured.. 115x175mm. Steel engraving. Some light brown spotting, mainly in the margins.
View over the town from the water, identifying clearly Deshima with Japanese sloops in the fore ground. Engraved by Alp.Boilly.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 100 - 120)

Starting bid
$ 60
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2