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Description: 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)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None