RECENT PORTUGUESE PUBLICATIONS
17. PINHEIRO MARQUES, Alfredo. A cartografia Portuguesa do Japão (séculos XVI-XVII): catálogo das cartas portuguesas. / The Portuguese Cartography of Japan (XVI-XVII Centuries): A Catalogue of Portuguese Charts. Lisbon: Fundação Oriente / CNCDP / Imprensa Nacional, 1996. Oblong folio (27.6 x 36.6 cm.), publ. buckram with d.j. 254 pp., 94 full-page color reproductions (4 folding). Text in Portuguese and English. One of 1,000 copies. ISBN: 972-27-0815-5. $120.00
On the whole the quality of the color reproductions of the maps and charts is high, although it varies somewhat according to the condition of the originals and the ability of the several institutional owners to provide top-grade transparencies. The English translation, by Martin A. Kayman, is first rate.