"Carte de l'Empire du Japon", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1752 (circa)
Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 8.5 inches
31.2 x 21.6 cm
This is a reduced 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. First state with "No. 5. Tome X. in 40. Page 484." Decorative title cartouche.
References: Walter OAG #101
Original margins, crisp impression on bright paper. A superb example whose only flaw is a very thin printer's crease by the cartouche.