"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Period: 1736 (circa)
Publication: Charlevoix's Histoire et Description Generale du Japon
Color: Black & White
12.7 x 12.7 inches
32.3 x 32.3 cm
A very detailed and early plan of Tokyo patterned on the Scheuchzer/Kaempfer map of 1702. The grounds surrounding the Edo Palace depict an imaginary, French-style, formal garden. The Nihonbashi (Japan Bridge) is located with the letter B just east of the palace. Floral style title cartouche incorporates the key and scale of miles. Engraved by Guillhaume Dheulland.
References: Walter #90.
Beautiful very dark impression. Folding as issued with the normal binding trim and a tiny binding tear just into neatline at right.