Map of Japan taken from the Atlas van der Hagen, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, Part 4.
This map of Japan and Korea was published in 1655 by Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) in the Atlas Sinensis. The striking thing about this map, rendered by the Italian missionary Martino Martini (1614-1661), is that the contours of Japan have been accurately represented while Korea is also shown correcty for the first time as a peninsula. This map constituted the prototype for all the charts of this region compiled in the 17th century.
IAPONIA REGNVM Martini, Martino
42 x 56 cm