1681 – J. B. Tavernier – Iaponischen Inseln


Title:                   “Charte der Iaponischen Inseln…”​


A rare map of Japan, which is reduced version of Tavernier larger map, from an unauthorized German translation. It contains comments about the nature of the country, Ocsaqui (Okazaki) is said to have the most beautiful women, Lake Biwi is said to be where one can catch quantite de saumons, an island, which could be Tsushima, is described as the island where worthless youths are sent and made to work until their relations remove them. Tavernier marked three places where there were alleged to be silver mines too.

The map engraved by Johann Jacob Vogel.


Publisher:    Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689)

Sheet size:       28,5 x 36,6 cm

Year:               1681

Technique:           copper engraving


Good condition. Professionally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom, reinforcement on verso. Beautiful hand coloring.

This is an original antique map published in 1681 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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