Dec 06, 2012 - Sale 2297

Sale 2297 - Lot 132

Price Realized: $ 5,760
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH. Untitled engraved folding map, showing Japan and Korea in the north, a good portion of China, and Java and Borneo in the south, 520x685 mm sheet size; matted. Paris, circa 1663

Additional Details

From Relations de divers voyages curieux. Probably the first state of this map. In this mapping Iezo (Hokkaido) is tentatively attached to the mainland of Asia. In later state(s), Iezo is clearly mapped as an island. See following lot.