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Untitled [Map of Japan / Verso, Java & Islands]

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Untitled [Map of Japan / Verso, Java & Islands] : B. Bordone

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A fine example of the first printed map of Japan, a simple diagrammatic woodblock with one town identified from the "Isolario". The map detail was based on hearsay, from accounts such as Marco Polo's, as the island remained unvisited by Europeans until 1543. Benedetto Bordone's "Isolario" was the most successful of the so-called island books published in the early sixteenth century. Its simple woodcuts illustrated most of the world's islands then known. Here, two simple maps appear set in pages of text, Japan as one island "Ciampagu" and, to verso, Java with accompanying islands. A fine example of the third, of four, editions of the map.
mapmaker: B. Bordone  
place and date of publication: Venice 1528-1547
medium and colour: woodblock, Uncoloured
size in mm: 80 by 0mm (3¼ by 0 inches).
ref: 39697

Price: £ 1600£ 960

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