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N. & G. Sanson: Les Isles du Japon

Map: SEAS4806
 
Cartographer: N. & G. Sanson
Title: Les Isles du Japon
Date: 1700
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 12 inches / 31 cm
Height: 8 inches / 21 cm
Map ref: SEAS4806
Description:
Early map of Japan, also showing the island of Korea.The original geography of this map can be traced back to Sanson's map of the islands first issued in 1652, accounting for the very outdated geography. The mysterious islands to the North was one of the European perceptions of the time that modern Hokkaido, or Iesso as it was known at the time, was in fact two separate islands. Dutch F. Halma edition. Vivid original hand colour. [SEAS4806]