Auction 127, Lot 721

"Plan de la Ville de Meaco", Dheulland, Guillaume

Subject: Japan, Kyoto

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.5 inches
27.4 x 19.1 cm

Early plan of the Imperial city of Kyoto with the surrounding countryside. Modeled on the Kaempfer-Scheuchzer map of 1727, it shows the layout of the city with the principal palaces of the Emperor and Shogun and the Temple de Daibods. A compass rose orients the map with north to the left. The map was engraved by Guillaume Dheulland originally for Charlevoix' history of Japan, and often attributed to Bellin.

References: Campbell [MCC-36] #56.

Condition: B+

There is some faint uneven toning. Issued folding, now flattened with a binding trim at right leaving ample margin for framing

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/25/2009