BG-11795-1

Antique Map of Osaka and the Japanese Coast by Montanus (1669)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Professionally restored on folding lines, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1669
  • Overall size: 55 x 45.5 cm.
  • Image size: 53.5 x 42 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'De Land Reyse van Osacca to Iedo. De Water eyse van Nangasacqui tot Osacca.' Two maps on one sheet. The top map shows the Japanese coast from Osaka to Tokyo (Jedo). The lower map shows the strait between mainland Japan and the two large islands (Kyushu and Shikoku) to the south. This stretches from Osaka to Nagasaki. Originates from 'Gedenkwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in 't Vereenigde Nederland aan de Kaisaren van Japan (..)' by A. Montanus.

Artists and Engravers: Arnoldus Montanus (c.1625–1683) was a Dutch teacher and author. He published books on theology, history, and geography.