"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Period: 1746 (circa)
Publication: Prevost's Historie Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
10 x 9.8 inches
25.4 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 Nihonbashi (Japan Bridge), marked with a B, is shown east of the palace. This version of the plan has a decorative, rectangular shaped title cartouche. "No. 7, Tome X. Pag. 522" at lower right beneath border.
References: cf. Walter #90.
Issued folding with faint toning and offsetting, a binding trim at lower left replaced with old paper, and minor soiling.