1754 – J. N. Bellin – Plan de Jedo


Title:                   “Plan de Jedo; A. Palais de l’Empereur. B. Niponbas ou le Pont du Japon.”​


Detailed and unusual antique copper engraved Plan of Tokyo, ancient named Edo or Yedo. The grounds surrounding the Edo Palace depict an imaginary, 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.

Cartographer:   Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772)

Sheet size:        28 x 29,5 cm

Year:                     1754

Technique:           copper engraving


Very good condition. Wide margins. Watermarked paper with strong print. Folding lines as originally issued. Small repair in the left margin.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1754 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

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