Auction 116, Lot 775

"Vue et Description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'Autres Particularitez du Pays", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Japan

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.3 x 14.6 inches
49 x 37.1 cm

Beautifully engraved and 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) was allowed to trade with the representatives of the Shogun in Edo (Tokyo).

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Condition: B

Fine impression on a sheet of fine hand laid paper with wide margins. A trace of scattered light toning, else very good.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006

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