1757 Bellin Antique Map of The Port & City of Nagasaki, Japan - Deshima & Shogun

Cartographer : Jacques Nicholas Bellin

  • Title : Plan De La Ville et du Port du Nangasaki - Grond Tekening van de Stad en de Haven van Nangasaki
  • Ref #:  61059
  • Size: 15 1/2in x 10in (395mm x 255mm)
  • Date : 1757
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

This beautifully hand coloured original antique map* a plan of the Japanese City & Port of Nagasaki by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published in the 1757 French & Dutch edition of Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt in the Hague between 1747 & 1785.

Background: Oriented to the southeast, the map highlights principal points of interest and major buildings with the Deshima central to the map. The Deshima was an artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where the Dutch East India Company (VOC) were allowed to trade with the representatives of the Shogun in Edo. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles  1697 - 1763, usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown.
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 15 1/2in x 10in (395mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 13 1/2in x 8 1/2in (345mm x 215mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None