Extremely rare – a great monument in the modern cartography of Korea, being both a ‘Headquarters Map’ made expressly for the administrative use of senior Japanese officials and military officers in charge of their empire’s occupation of the country, as well as the first advanced mineralogical map of Korea and by far and away the most accurate and detailed…
Extremely rare and historically important – one of the earliest large format broadly accurate Japanese maps of Korea, made by the Jcartographer Yoshiamatsu Nakamura and published in Osaka in August 1894, the month after Japanese forces took Seoul as a precursor to the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-5), the first major step towards the eventual fall of the Joseon Dynasty…
A very rare, large format, separately issued map of Asia, that is perhaps the last great map of the continent to be printed in Ottoman Turkish script, with attractive colours and adorned with the flags of major Asia and Middle Eastern states. Colour lithograph, 61 x 92 cm (soft folds with tiny tears and holes, small tears…
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