Miniature map of Japan

By HOLTROP, Willem, 1776 
£200
£120

De Eilanden of het Keizerryk van Japan Volgens de Nieuwste Waarneminge opgesteld

Asia Japan
  • Author: HOLTROP, Willem
  • Publication place: Te Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Holtrop
  • Publication date: 1776 or after
  • Physical description: Engraved map with original outline hand colour.
  • Dimensions: 162 by 195mm. (6.5 by 7.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 15827

Notes

The map first appeared in a miniature atlas by Steven van Esveldt. Holtrop married van Esveldt’s daughter, and at some point after van Esveldt’s death in 1776 the signature in the maps were changed to include Holtrop’s name. 

Bibliography

  1. Hubbard 111.2.
    • Hubbard, J. and Mihama, Y. (2012). Japoniæ insulæ. Houten: HES & De Graaf Publishers BV.