Auction 148, Lot 674

"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.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed flat, with remnants of hinge tape on verso. The top margin has been extended with old paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/19/2014