1658. Map. Engraving. 18" x 22". Important map of Japan & Korea as an Island, with Ezo, Kunashiri and Sakhalin as a single land mass. Hard to find in an uncolored State. Jan Jansson was part of an influential family of map publishers from the Netherlands throughout the 17th century and beyond. They were based in Arnhem then in Amsterdam. They were printers, publishers and booksellers. Major publications were under the joint ownership of the Jansson heirs and their printing.....
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Seattle: Kagedo Japanese Art, 1998. Frontispiece, and illustrated profusely with glossy color photographs, some of which are double-paged. 171pp. 4to, black cloth, d.w. (bottom edge very lightly faded, top edge of d.w. creased). Seattle: Kagedo Japanese Art, (1998). A near fine copy. Catalogue by Jeffery Cline & William Knospe, to accompany the exhibition at the Kagedo Japanese Art gallery in Seattle, in 1998.
New York: Kaikodo, 1999. Profusely illustrated, including many full page color plates. 319pp., 4to, stiff, grey wrappers with silver lettering and inlaid image on front cover; minor edgewear. New York: Kaikod, (1999). Internally fine, a very good (+) copy. Essays by Howard Rogers, James Cahill, Anita Chung, and Arnold Chang.
New York: Kaikodo Gallery, 1999. Profusely illustrated, including many full page color plates. 337pp., 4to, stiff grey wrappers with silver lettering and small image inlaid on front cover; few spots of minor scuffing to covers. New York: Kaikodo, (1999). Internally fine, a very good (+) copy. Essays by Sarah Handler, Richard Edwards, Hiram W. Woodward, Jr, Arnold Chang, & Howard Rogers.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 2 large folding maps. 8vo, blue cloth, corners lightly bumped, spine ends and lettering on spine lightly rubbed, many pages with light foxing, mostly to margins, not affecting maps. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1924). Previous private owner's bookplate with the word, "Discarded," rubber stamped on two blank pages in front and back. Captain M. D. Kennedy, an officer in the British army, writes of his experiences while serving in the Japanese army.