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Auction 106, Lot 497

"Plan du Port et de la Ville de Nangasaki", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Japan

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Francois

Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 7.5 inches
33.5 x 19.1 cm
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Bellin's smaller version of this great plan of Nagasaki. The map is oriented to the southwest , as did Scheuchzer, and locates principal points of interest and major buildings. The Deshima is central to the map. This was 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. Title cartouche incorporates the key. Engraved by Geuillhaume Dheulland.

References: Walter #101.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/3/2004