London, South Kensington
8 October 2015
JODOCUS HONDIUS (1563-1612)
Iaponia. Amsterdam: 1606. Engraved hand-coloured map of Japan, image 344 x 447mm (470 x 577mm sheet). Embellished with sea monsters, a Japanese junk and a Dutch galleon, Latin text on verso.
First published in 1606 as one of the 37 new maps engraved for Hondius' enlarged Dutch edition of Mercator's Atlas, based on Teixeira's map of 1595.
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