"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Period: 1736 (circa)
Publication: Charlevois' Historie et Description Generale du Japon
Color: Black & White
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. Decorative title cartouche.
References: cf. Walter #90.
Dark, early impression with just a hint of offsetting, else fine.