Auction 96, Lot 424

"Plan de Jedo", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Japan

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

Condition: A

Folds as issue with a bit of toning.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2001