15 chart of Japan, Hokkaido , Korea, China / Virtual Map Fair 16


Description: GOOS, P.
Title: Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zemla.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1666

Size: 17.5 x 21.3 inches.
44.4 x 54.0 cm.

Condition: On double-ply paper as issued. Paper very mildly age-toned, as usual. A good and dark impression.
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An eye-catching chart of Japan, Hokkaido and the Islands to the North of Japan. In the lower left Korea and part of northern China. Korea has three names mentioned: "Pinggan" (it appears approximately where Pyongyang - the capital of North Korea) is today), "Chungcing" and "Cuenlo". Ships navigate the seas around the Siberian, Chinese and Japanese coast extending as far west as Nova Zembla, the chart continues eastwards to include Xantung province and Korea, mainland Japan and the land mass to the north 'Land van Eso' (Kamchatka). Eastwards the mysterious Compagnies Land is shown.
This distinctive chart, from one of the finest chart books of the seventeenth century has a charming cartouche with the title set upon a camel's blanket.
Pieter Goos (ca. 1616-1675) was one of the most important cartographer, engraver, publisher and print seller of Amsterdam. His widow continued business at her husband's death. She re-issued 'Nieuwe Groote Zee-Spiegel in 1676.
Reference: Walter, Japan A cartographic vision, plate 39.
  • Number: 1630269
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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