Auction 133, Lot 619

"Carte de l'Empire du Japon", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Japan

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

12.3 x 8.5 inches
31.2 x 21.6 cm

This is a reduced version of Bellin's influential map made for Jesuit Father Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix's Histoire du Japon. Japan is presented basically on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer model with several corrections to the coastlines. First state with "No. 5. Tome X. Page 484" at lower left. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche includes two distance scales.

References: Walter #OAG #101.

Condition: A

Very crisp impression on thick paper with wide margins and watermark. Small, light stain in upper margin and into map about 2 inches.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/1/2010