"Vue et Description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'Autres Particularitez du Pays", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Black & White
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
Fascinating folio sheet with five views and one plan surrounding a central panel of French text describing Meaco (the home of the Dairi or Spiritual Emperor) and Yedo (the home of the Koubo or Secular Emperor ). The plan depicts the Deshima, an artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where the VOC (Dutch East India Company) were allowed to trade with the representatives of the Shogun in Edo.
Old repair of bottom centerfold and 2 1/2" tear into text, else clean and crisp.