Catalog Archive
Auction 155, Lot 627

"Plan de la Ville d Ozaca et de son Chateau", Charlevoix, P. F. Xavier de

Subject: Osaka, Japan

Period: 1736 (published)

Publication: Histoire et Description Generale du Japon...

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 7.9 inches
28.7 x 20.1 cm

This bird's-eye plan of Osaka depicts the grid-like street pattern of the city straddling the Yodo River. The large Osaka Castle is prominently featured. A lettered key below the title identifies 8 places of interest, including the governor's palace and a temple with 363 idols. Engraved by Dheulland.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.CHAR-2a #4.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with faint offsetting.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 11/18/2015