Japonia Regnum. Joan Blaeu.

Japonia Regnum.

Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1655. The first map ever to show Korea as a peninsula. This map was the standard form of Japan until the 18th century, and is in it's outline, truer to the shape of Japan than any printed map before the 19th century. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit, and appears in Blaeu's Atlas Sinensis, the first European atlas of China. It is the first map to correctly show Korea as a peninsula. - Campbell 21; Cortazzi, plate 63; OAG 28. 23 x 16 3/4" and margins. Original outline color a little pale otherwise in very good condition. Item #13287

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