Japan Nippon c.1780 English early Coastal Survey engraved map & view hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
View of the Coast of Japan when we first saw It.
(Japan - Asia - Age of Discovery & Exploration)
Issued London, c. 1780-90 by Alex. Hogg. Engraved by Thomas Bowen.
Large compass rose with radiating thumb lines surrounded by distance graticules, across the top a coastal recognition view as seen from aboard a tall mast sailing ship. Detailed ship tracks along the coastline with sounding depths and notes. Date Dec. 24, 1779 seen north of fleur-de-lys.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/4" x 14 1/4"
Engraved area measures c. 8 1/4" x 11 3/4"