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Map of Japan, 18th c.

by Kaempfer, Englebert

Abstract

Map by Dutchman, Kaempfer, documents the history of Japan during the period when it was closed off from most of the world in the Edo period. After the expulsion of the Portuguese and the persecution of Christinanity that occurred in the late 16th and early 17th century, the Dutch were the only Europeans permitted to trade in Japan. The inscription says "Regni Japoniaee. Nova mappa geographica. Inscription is in the upper left with Asian figures, lower right are 24 mon (crests) of various daimyo (feudal lords) and 4 Japanese coins.

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Administrative Notes

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

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Publisher
DePauw University
PID
coccc:24806