Historic Map : Vaugondy Antique Map of Japan and Korea, 1750, Vintage - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room\'s decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
This is a large and beautiful 1750 map of Japan and Korea by Robert de Vaugondy. Centered on the Bay of Osaka, this map covers from eastern Korea and Ngan-Hai Island eastward to include all of Tokugawa (edo) era Japan. Hokkaido, here identified as Yedso, is inaccurately and embryonically rendered off the northern tip of Honshu. Various towns, provinces, and daimyo are noted in both Japan and Korea. The sea between Japan and Korea, whose name, either the 'Sea of Korea' 'east Sea,' or the 'Sea of Japan,' is currently a matter of historical and political dispute between the countries is here identified in favor of both countries, with both 'Mer de Coree' and 'Mer du Japon' applied to the same sea. A highly decorative title cartouche appears in the top center. Drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1750 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal. The Atlas Universal was one of the first atlases based upon actual surveys. Therefore, this map is highly accurate (for the period) and has most contemporary town names correct, though historic names are, in many cases, incorrect or omitted.

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