“CANGOXUMA.” from Remarkable Addresses BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE East-India Company OF THE UNITED PROVINCES TO THE EMPEROR of JAPAN… Arnoldus Montanus. London: John Ogilby, 1670. Original copperplate engraving from the first available 17th century views of Japan published in Europe! (Image: 10 ¾ x 22 ¼’’)
This detailed panorama view depicts the port of Kagoshima in Southwestern Kyushu. Viewed from the sea it includes sampans and barges in the foreground with the city laid out on the hillsides behind.
Kagoshima was the landing-place of Jesuit St. Francis Xavier in 1549 and an important base for the early Jesuit missionaries to Japan. It was also one of the bases of the powerful Satsuma clan.
A rare view:Toned and spotted with vertical folds as issued. Shipped unmatted