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ALBRIZZI, G. B. - Lo Stati Presente di Tutti i Paesi e Popoli del Mondo..

ALBRIZZI, G. B. -  Lo Stati Presente di Tutti i Paesi e Popoli del Mondo..
ALBRIZZI, G. B. - Lo Stati Presente di Tutti i Paesi e Popoli del Mondo..
Date: Venice, 1734
Size: 200 x 130 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: 8vo. Contemp. vellum. 512pp. Illustrated with 4 plates including one with Japanese people. 1 folding view of Deshima and two folding maps of Japan and the Philippines with Italian text after I. Tirion.

Description

This most uncommon work provides an interesting focus on the dissemination of the outline of Japan provided by Kaempfer. Beside the description of Japan, the book includes a description of Philippines, Moluccas, Kochinchina and Canton.
Cordier indicates that the first edition of this work in Italian was in 1738 and the date 1734 on the title page throws the sequence of Tirion's maps into some confusion.
Campbell dates the first Dutch edition of Tirion's maps c.1735.
The bird's-eye view of Deshima is also most interesting, being copied from a manuscript by Vogue, who was second-in-command on Deshima in 1713. The island is viewed from the land-side, depicting the developments of the new warehouses and the garden as well as the famous "speelhuis" which contained a billiard table and musical instruments on the upper floor.
1,000€
  • Reference N°: 00034
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