"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1752 (circa)
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 9.8 inches
24.9 x 24.9 cm
A very detailed and early plan of Tokyo. It is based on Bellin's map of the same title, which was in turn was patterned on the Scheuchzer/Kaempfer map of 1702. The grounds surrounding the Edo Palace depict an imaginary, French-style, formal garden. Decorative title cartouche
Folding as issued. Faint offsetting that erases easily.