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Auction 98, Lot 372

"Carte de l'Empire du Japon Pour servir a l'Histoire Universelle, d'une Societe de Gens de Lettres", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Japan

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 8.4 inches
31 x 21.3 cm
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This is a reduce version of Bellin's influential map made for Jesuit Father Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix's Histoire du Japon. Japan is presented basically on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer model with several corrections to the coastlines. Decorative title cartouche and colored by Prefecture.

References: cf Walter #81.

Condition: B

Some very light offsetting, else very good.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 3/6/2002