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1655 Japan
1655 Japan


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IAPONIA | REGNVM, Joan Blaeu (1655)Martino Martini's (1614-1661) map of Japan was to provide the most accurate picture of Japan's general outlines for over a century. It was copied extensively throughout the 17th century and replaced in the following centuries by maps that were in most respects inferior. Martini included it in his atlas of China published by Joan Blaeu (1571-1638). His first-hand knowledge of the mainland enabled him to draw Korea correctly as a peninsula.

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