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Auction 156, Lot 673

"'T Eilandje Desima Verblyf Plaats der Hollanders in Japan...", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Dejima, Japan

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaegsche Historie…

Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 5.4 inches
19.6 x 13.7 cm

This bird's-eye plan shows the fan-shaped artificial island known as Dejima, which was built by merchants in the bay of Nagasaki in 1634. The island was designated as the only place of direct trade between Japan and the outside world during the Edo period, as part of a self-imposed isolationist policy. The view was based on a sketch by Gerrits Voogt, who is credited in the title. Below the view is a key identifying over 40 locations.


Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and light toning along edges of sheet. Issued folding.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/17/2016