15 DUDLEY, R. Asia carta di ciasete piu moderna. (Japan) 163


Description: DUDLEY, R.
Title: Asia carta di ciasete piu moderna. (Japan)
Published in: Florence, 1646-1647

Size: 16.6 x 21.9 inches.
42.2 x 55.5 cm.

Condition: In mint condition. Folds as issued. Dark impression.
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Rare FIRST STATE of this important map for Korea and Japan map of the Blancus/Moreira type, but adds a huge 'Jesso' filling the top of this old map.

The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mare di Corai".
Dudley names the sea north of Japan "Oceano Boriale del Giappone", and the waters directly east of the Korean coast "Mare di Corai". The first time that the disputed designation appears is on Matteo Ricci's Chinese world map of 1602.
The place names follow Ginnaro, though he invented numerous additional imaginative names. Plate number 9 of the first edition of hisDell'Arcano del Mare (On the Secret of the Sea).

Read more about Sir Robert Dudley [+]
Reference: OAG 21, Campbell, Japan 15.
  • Number: 1012634
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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