"Vue et Description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'Autres Particularitez du Pays", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1705 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
19.2 x 15 inches
48.8 x 38.1 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.
Expert repair of 8" tear at right - now invisible except on verso. Beautiful later color highlighted in gold.