Japan Published 1684
Terre De Iesso (Hokkaido) Japan by Alain Manesson Mallet c1684 'Description de L'Univers' Decorative miniature map of the Land of Eso (Hokkaido) and the north part of Japan, from the first German edition of Mallet's monumental work. Includes sailing ships.
Copper plate engraved by Alain Manesson Mallet. First published 1683
Excellent condition, fine engraving on hand laid paper with later hand colour.
Approx engraved area: 4" x 5 5/8" (102mm x 143mm)
Notes: This from Volume 1 of the French text edition published by Johann David Zunner 1684. The plates engraved for Zunner are close copies of the originals and still have French titles and names. A few are signed by there engravers: J.P. Aubrey, Johann J. Vogel and W.C. Daucher.