C1740

Regni Japoniae Nova Mappa Geographica, ex indigenarum observationibus delineata ab Engelberto Kaempfero recusa et emendata

Superb map of Japan based on information derived from the most important European influence on the early mapping of Japan, Engelbert Kaempfer. Kaempfer was born at Westphalia in 1651 and after his formal studies, he applied himself to the study … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Regni Japoniae Nova Mappa Geographica, ex indigenarum observationibus delineata ab Engelberto Kaempfero recusa et emendata

Date:

C1740

Engraver:

T.C. Lotter 

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.,

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

585mm 
x 500mm
AUTHENTICITY
Regni Japoniae Nova Mappa Geographica, ex indigenarum observationibus delineata ab Engelberto Kaempfero recusa et emendata - Antique Map from 1740

Genuine antique
dated:

1740

Description:

Superb map of Japan based on information derived from the most important European influence on the early mapping of Japan, Engelbert Kaempfer.

Kaempfer was born at Westphalia in 1651 and after his formal studies, he applied himself to the study of natural sciences Konigsberg in Russia and Upsla Sweden. In 1689 he arrived in Batavia and after a short stay he left for Japan in May 1690, having been appointed physician to the embassy which the Dutch East India Company sent once a year the shogun’s court in Edo. He stayed in Japan until November 1792 and on his return his important two volume History of Japan was published which comprised a detailed study of the country, flora, fauna and the geography.

Seutter renders distorted coastline and withe the islands divided into political divisions. At top left is a sumptuous title cartouche in Rococo style frame surrounded with a large cartouche Japanese and Europeans, one holding a copy of the same map. At the lower right are a number of Japanese designs including those of the, ‘Armes des Princes Japonnois’.

Reference: Cortazzi p.49, ill. 78, Walter OAG 90, ill. 80

From, Seutter’s, Atlas novus : sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis faciem, partes, imperia, regna et provincias exhibentes, exactissima cura iuzta recentissimas observation.

Matthaus Seutter (1678 - 1756)

Matthaus Seutter (1678-1756) Mapmaker, engraver and publisher of Augsburg. A pupil of Homann he set up on his account in 1707 & appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court.

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