Early European Maps of Japan
A set of twelve maps reproduced in full color by modern high-definition printing process
12 maps and one wooden frame with commerntary booklet included with introductory essay by Hiroshi Aramata and Lutz Walter.
Publication year: 2001/04
Text: Japanese and English (commentary)
Contains twelve maps old the Japanese archipelago drawn by Europeans, from the 1595 Ortelius/Teixeira "Antique map of Japan and Korea" to Zatta’s 1785 “L’Impero del Giapon”, chosen for their importance as antiquarian maps, their changing depictions of Japan, and their decorative qualities, and recreated on premium washi paper using high-resolution seven-color printing. Accompanied by a commentary in English by rare Japanese map authority Lutz Walter, with Japanese translation, and foreword by writer Hiroshi Aramata. Comes with a wooden display frame.