"Grundriss von Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Period: 1750 (circa)
Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zur Wasser und zu Lande…
Color: Black & White
10 x 10 inches
25.4 x 25.4 cm
This detailed plan of Tokyo 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) is located with the letter B just east of the palace. This is a German version with a rectangular title cartouche.
References: cf Walter #90.
Overall the map is very fine with a sharp impression. Trimmed at binding side, leaving a scant margin at lower left.