Auction 136, Lot 696

"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Tokyo, Japan

Period: 1746 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Historie Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 9.8 inches
24.9 x 24.9 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), 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+

Folding, as issued, with light toning in margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011