"Plan de Jedo", Bellin/Van Schley
Period: 1752 (circa)
Color: Black & White
9.9 x 9.7 inches
25.1 x 24.6 cm
A very detailed and early plan of Tokyo. It is based on Bellin's map of the same title, which was in turn patterned on the Scheuchzer/Kaempfer map of 1702. The grounds surrounding the Edo Palace depict an imaginary, French-style, formal garden. Decorative title cartouche.
References: Campbell #68; Cortazzi plt #55
Folds as issue with a bit of toning.