Map of Honshu, from Kokura to Osaka, Japan, c 1690.

Scheuchzer, J G

 
Map of Honshu, from Kokura to Osaka, Japan, c 1690.
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving after a drawing by Scheuchzer showing the route taken by the Dutch tributary misions to the Shogun in Edo (now known as Tokyo). From 'The History of Japan' (1727) by Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716). Kaempfer was a German physician working at the Dutch trading post in Japan from 1690-1692. He asembled a large collection, including natural specimens, costumes, books, calendars, and maps, which was to become part of the British Museum. On his return to Europe he wrote 'The History of Japan', which records many aspects of Japan in the Genroku period (1688- 1704).

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