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Iaponia : G. Mercator / P. Van Den Keere

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A miniature map of Japan, with Korea shown as a tapering island. Following the success of the expensive folio atlases of Ortelius, Hondius and others, demand grew for less expensive, popular versions. In response, Jodocus and later Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson produced the "Atlas Minor" series of publications from around 1607. The atlases were published in a variety of different languages.
mapmakers: G. Mercator   P. Van Den Keere  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1628-
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 140 by 190mm (5.5 by 7.5 inches).
ref: 41750
literature: Walter, Japan, A Cartographic Vision, OAG 16.

Price: £ 350

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