"Carte de l'Empire du Japon", Bellin/Van Schley
Period: 1752 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Black & White
12.3 x 8.4 inches
31.2 x 21.3 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, published in 1758. 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. Engraved by J. van Schley.
References: Walter #OAG-107.
A crisp impression, issued folding and now pressed flat.