Rare Italian map, showing Japan, the Korean Peninsula and China, including Canton, Beijing and Taiwan (Formose). Decorative cartouche and Rhumb lines. The map is decorated with a delicate title cartouche and rhumb lines. From the rare work Storia Generale de Viaggi per Mare e per Terra by Cervone published in Naples in 1754. The author of the (probably unauthorized) engraving was Francesco Sesone after Bellin/Van Schley.
A beautiful example of Zatta’s map from the famous Atlante Novissimo showing Korea, Manchuria, Chinese Tartary and parts of adjacent Russian Tartary, Independent Tartary, Mongolia, and Japan. Interesting very detailed depiction of the area within Korea and the unusual rendering of Hokkaido, here labeled ‘Jeso –Gasima.’ The beautiful map it also outlines the portions of the Great Wall of China. Published in Venice in 1784.