"Plan de Jedo", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Period: 1752 (circa)
Publication: Raynals' Atlas Portatif
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 Niponbas, ou le Pont du Japan, marked with a B, is shown east of the palace, and the Shinagawa ward of the city is indicated by a C. This version of the plan has a decorative rococo-style title cartouche. Titled in Dutch below the map: Platte Grond van Jedo.
References: cf. Walter #90.
Issued folding, now pressed flat, with remnants of hinge tape on verso. The top margin has been extended with old paper to accommodate framing.