Auction 130, Lot 729

"Plan de Jedo", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Tokyo, Japan

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Historie Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.7 x 9.7 inches
24.6 x 24.6 cm

A very detailed and early plan of Tokyo. It is 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), marked with a B, is shown east of the palace. This version has a decorative, rectangular shaped title cartouche. "No. 7, Tome X. Pag. 522" at lower right beneath border.

References: cf Walter #90.

Condition: A

Good impression and original margins. In original uncolored state.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/2/2009

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