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- Published: Augsburg
- Published date: 1720
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Issue date: 1720-30
- Category: Japan
- Type: map
- Size: 490 by 567mm (19¼ by 22¼ inches).
- Stock number: 21247
- Condition: A strong and dark impression, generally in very good condition. There is a minor printer's creasing near the lower center fold.
Article descriptioncopper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. Decorative map of Japan published at Matthäus Seutter in Augsburg around 1720-30. The map was engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter, after the geographical sketches of the travel by Engelbert Kaempfer to Japan. In the upper left corner we find a large figurative and allegoric title cartouche, with scenes relating to the exploration of Japan. The bottom of the map is ornated with japanese arms relating to the kingdom of Japan. Original copper engraving, hand colored in period wash, when published.
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