BGRN-251

Antique Map of Japan by Valentijn (1726)

  • Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1726
  • Overall size: 59 x 50 cm.
  • Image size: 56 x 44 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Japan'. Rare map of Japan, it shows each of the Japanese provinces, with place names along the route from Nagasaki to Edo. The place names are all given in Dutch nomenclature. This map originates from 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën' by F. Valentijn.

Artists and Engravers: François Valentijn (1666-1727), a missionary, worked at Amboina from 1684 to 1694 and 1705 to 1713 and travelled extensively in the VOC's lands.