"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.
Folding, as issued, with light toning in margins.