Auction 108, Lot 581

"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Japan

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


Condition: A

Folding as issued. Faint offsetting that erases easily.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/29/2004