Auction 122, Lot 750

"Plan du Port et de la Ville de Nangasaki", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Japan

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Francois

Color: Black & White

13.2 x 7.5 inches
33.5 x 19.1 cm

Bellin's smaller version of this great plan of Nagasaki. The map is oriented to the southwest , and locates principal points of interest and major buildings. The Desima is central to the map. This artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki was where the VOC (Dutch East India Company) were allowed to trade with the representatives of the Shogun in Edo. Title cartouche incorporates the key to locations. Engraved by Geuillhaume Dheulland.

References: Walter #101.

Condition: A

Very faint offsetting and a couple small, unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007