Auction 151, Lot 641

"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Tokyo, Japan

Period: 1746 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Historie Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint toning and offsetting, a binding trim at lower left replaced with old paper, and minor soiling.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/19/2014

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