1706 – P. van der Aa – Iapan


Title:                   “William Adams Reystogt na Oost-Indien; Avontuurlyle door de Straat Magellaan in’t Keyzerryk van Iapan Voleyndigd.”​


A rare map of Japan and Korea by Pieter van der Aa. It presents the voyage of William Adams to Japan in 1600, the first reported Englishman to reach Japan. The cartouche shows Adams’ reception at the Court of the Shogun.

Comes from atlas “Nouvel Atlas, très exact et fort commode pour toutes sortes de personnes, Contenant Les Principales cartes géographiques. Leiden, P. Van der Aa, n.d.” published in 1706.


Publisher:        Pieter van der Aa (1659 – 1733)

Sheet size:       27,3 x  18,8 cm

Year:                   1706

Technique:           copper engraving


Good, original condition. Folds as published.

This is an original antique map published in 1706 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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