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Stock# 60241
Description

Fine example of one of the most important and influential European maps of Japan during the early years of the eighteenth century, drawn from Engelbert Kaempfer's manuscripts compiled during his 2 years residence on Deshima between 1690 and 1692. 

The map has two inset maps: one with the region north of Japan with Kamtschatka, the Chinese coast and part of Korea. The other inset map is part with Jeso.

This is one of the first maps to utilize Japanese names and characters for the provinces.  The map includes a dedication to Sir Hans Sloane, in an inset detailed maps of the regions to the north of Japan and a table of distances from Japan to other countries of the world.

A nice example of this highly important map.