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Auction 104, Lot 571

"Plan de la Ville de Meaco", Charlevoix, P. F. Xavier de

Subject: Japan

Period: 1736 (circa)

Publication: Histoire et Description Generale du Japon

Color: Black & White

11 x 7.8 inches
27.9 x 19.8 cm
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Early plan of the Imperial city of Kyoto with the surrounding countryside. Modeled on the Kaempfer-Scheuchzer map of 1727, it shows the layout of the city with the principal places of the Emperor and Shogun and the Temple de Daibods. Compass rose with north to the left. Engraved by Guillaume Dheulland.

References: Campbell, [MCC-36] #56.

Condition: B

Dark, crisp impression with a little offsetting. Folding, as issued, on fine thick paper.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/10/2003