Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route..
$6000 / ≈ €5702
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689) used both names for he same sea-space : "Océan Oriental " written in great characters, 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 Oriental" for the sea between Korea and Japan.
Reference: Campbell 27: Cotazzi, plate 7: OAG 40.
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