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The First Western map of Japan With Sino-Japanese Characters
The First Western map of Japan With Sino-Japanese CharactersAdrien Reland.
Imperium Japonicum per Regiones Digestum Sex et Sexaginta atque ex Ipsorum Japonensium Mappis.
Amsterdam, Joachim Ottens, 1740. 495 x 605mm. Coloured. An important map, the first Western map of Japan with Sino-Japanese characters. It is also extremely decorative with the lower third of the sheet taken up with an extensive title cartouche featuring Chinese figures and an inset chart of Nagasaki harbour.



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