Antique & Decorative
AN ANTIQUE PRINTED MAP BY J. N. BELLIN / J. VAN SCHLEY, La Haye 1752. PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEACO. Copperplate Uncoloured. A well engraved and detailed plan of the port and city of Meaco, present-day Kyoto. Jacques Nicolas Bellin was the leading French hydrographer of the mid-eighteenth century, best known for his chart-books and the maps prepared for inclusion in L’Abbe Prevost’s ‘Histoire Generale Des Voyages". Based on the latest reports and publications, this copies the larger format plan by Scheuchzer and demonstrates clearly the rectilinear arrangement of streets. 190 by 275mm (7.5 by 10.75 inches).