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Description

Very rare antique Dutch sea chart of northeast Asia, covering modern-day Japan, Korea, northeast China, and Siberia.

The map was made by Johannes van Loon for the first edition of his Zee Atlas, which was published in Amsterdam in 1661. After the death of Johannes Janssonius, the Zee Atlas was reissued by Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge in 1666.

This state of the map can be differentiated by the inclusion of Van Waesberge's name in the cartouche.

The chart includes a conjectural mapping of northeast Asia that predominated at this time; with "t'Land van Eso" and "Compagnies Land" extending northeast of Japan and a much simplified and inaccurate coastline of Siberia.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in outline (somewhat smudged). Faint toning.