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Auction 142, Lot 654

"Iedo", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Tokyo, Japan

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm
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Lovely miniature bird's-eye view of Tokyo, showing the Tama River flowing through the city. The view is filled with minutely engraved buildings and countryside, with the foreground showing travelers and fields. French text on verso.

References: Pastoureau, Manesson-Mallet [141].

Condition: A

Faint text show through.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/28/2012