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AN ANTIQUE PRINTED MAP BY J. STOCKLEIN, Augsburg...

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AN ANTIQUE PRINTED MAP BY J. STOCKLEIN, Augsburg 1726. Nagasaki So Sie Sineser Tschangki Nennen. Copperplate Uncoloured. This detailed and uncommon plan of Nagasaki appeared in an account of recent voyages and travels compiled by Joseph Stocklein (ft. 1726 – 1748), a Jesuit priest, and based on that by Jean de Fontaney’s whose Lettres édificantes et curieuses contained records of his time in China and south east Asia, first published in Paris in 1708. (Walter 95.) This is an unusual and early map of the Japanese trading port of Nagasaki, the main trading port in Japan for the Dutch East India Company, and, at this time, the sole point of contact between Japanese traders and European merchants. A lettered key identifies 12 locations of significance. 235 by 140mm (9.25 by 5.5 inches)

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