Auction 129, Lot 772

"Miako", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Kyoto, Japan

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

31 x 11 inches
78.7 x 27.9 cm

A spectacular, panoramic view of Kyoto from the vantage point of a hillside estate in the foreground. The city was known by the name Miako by the Dutch, which means "the seat of the Imperial palace." The view was first published in Amsterdam in 1669 in Montanus’ chronicle of an early Dutch embassy to Japan. This is the French edition, published by Cornelius de Bruyn, with the addition of a French key at left. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.


Condition: A

Fine, sharp impression with a bit of minor soil.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009