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Auction 182, Lot 690

"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
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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: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor soiling and a binding trim at bottom left that has been professionally replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021