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Lot 6: BELLIN, JACQUES NICOLAS. Carte de l'Empire du Japon, Dressée sur les Autours Japonois.

MAPS, ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY, EPHEMERA

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by Swann Auction Galleries

December 6, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BELLIN, JACQUES NICOLAS. Carte de l'Empire du Japon, Dressée sur les Autours Japonois. Double-page engraved map, 435x555 mm, margins trimmed close but ample; hand-colored in outline. Paris, 1735 (i.e. 1754)

Notes: Cornerstone of the Bellin model but borrowing from the Kaempfer/Scheuchzer model. This is the second state of the map, with longitudinal numbers in the upper frame altered to read 143 to 163. It appeared in Charlevoix's Histoire du Japon. Walter 81; Campbell 55.

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