1754 – J. N. Bellin – Plan de la Ville de Meaco


Title:                   “Plan de la Ville de Meaco; A. Quartier du Dayri, ou Empereur hereditaire. B. Palais du Cubosama.”​


Detailed and unusual antique copper engraved Plan of Kyoto, ancient named Meaco, when it was the capital of the country. The block pattern of the city is laid out and is encircled by the Kamo River. Engraved by Guillaume Dheulland and decorated by a compass rose with north oriented to the left.

Cartographer:   Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772)

Sheet size:        36 x 25 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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