Antique Map of Kyoto by Bellin (c.1740)

  • Condition: Fair/good, general age-related toning. Original folding lines, few defects (slightly affecting image). Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1740
  • Overall size: 31 x 23 cm.
  • Image size: 28 x 20 cm.

€ 450,–($ 529.60 / £ 410.89)

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.. Antique Map of Kyoto by Bellin (c.1740)

Description: Antique map titled 'Plan de la Ville de Meaco'. Detailed plan of Kyoto, located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Japan. This map most likely originates from an edition of 'Histoire et description generale du Japon' by P.F.X. de Charlevoix.

Artists and Engravers: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographic Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King.