"Carte de l'Empire du Japon", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
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. Individual provinces are delineated via engraved line. First state with "No. 5. Tome X. Page 484" at lower right. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche includes two distance scales.
References: Walter OAG-101.
Very nice near fine example less some light offsetting.