1752 – J. N. Bellin – Carte de l’Empire du Japon


Title:                   “Carte de l’Empire du Japon Pour servir à l’Histoire Generale des Voyages, Par M. Bellin, Ing de la Marine 1752”​


A nice map of the islands of Japan embellished with fine baroque decorations. This is a reduced version of Bellin’s influential map made for Jesuit Father Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix’s Histoire du Japon. Japan is presented on the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer model with several corrections to the coastlines and individual provinces are delineated via engraved lines.

This is the second state that was published in Jean Francois de la Harpe’s “Abrege de l’Histoire Generale des Voyages”. Map dated 1752.

Cartographer:   Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772)

Sheet size:        34,2 x 23,7 cm

Year:                     1752

Technique:           copper engraving


Very good condition. Strong pres on watermarked paper. Nice hand colouring.

This is an original antique map published in 1752 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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