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Fine example of the French edition of the map illustrating Engelbert Kaempfer's route during his embassy to Japan.

This map illustrates part of Kaempfer's route from the Desima trading post at Nagasaki to the shogun in Edo. It covers the sea route from Kokura to Kurishima. This journey was embarked upon once a year by the ambassadors of the Dutch East India Company, and was the only opportunity for foreigners to travel in Japan during this period.


Walter, L. 104C