Antique Map Auction Sale No. 122 - closed 1/5/2007
Bellin's smaller version of this great plan of Nagasaki. The map is oriented to the southeast, and locates principal points of interest and major buildings. The Desima is central to the map. This artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki was where the VOC (Dutch East India Company) were allowed to trade with the representatives of the Shogun in Edo. Title cartouche incorporates the key to locations. Engraved by Geuillhaume Dheulland.