Auction 114, Lot 612

"Carte de l'Empire du Japon", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Japan

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication: De la Harpe's Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

12 x 8.3 inches
30.5 x 21.1 cm

This is a reduce version of Bellin's influential map made for Jesuit Father Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix's Histoire du Japon. Japan is presented basically on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer model with several corrections to the coastlines. Decorative title cartouche. Second state.

References: Walter OAG #101

Condition: A

On a fine sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins. Impression a little weak in cartouche.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/1/2006