"Carte de l'Empire du Japon", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1752 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Black & White
12.3 x 8.5 inches
31.2 x 21.6 cm
This is a reduced Dutch version of Bellin's influential map made for Jesuit Father Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix's Histoire du Japon. Japan is presented on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer model with several corrections to the coastlines, and individual provinces are delineated via engraved line. The Mer de Coree is shown to the west. The decorative rococo-style title cartouche includes two distance scales. Dutch title below the map image.
References: cf. Walter OAG #101.
Issued folding with one very faint damp stain.