"Plan de Jedo", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Period: 1754 (circa)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages...
Color: Hand Color
9.9 x 9.9 inches
25.1 x 25.1 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 on watermarked paper with a binding trim at bottom left that has been professionally replaced with old paper.