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