Description: Nangasaki Kyisho Island antique plan of the city and port of Nagasaki built for the Dutch (VOC - Dutch East India Company) concession, on the Japanese island of Kyushu.
The Map is based on the map created by Engelbert Kaempfer for his History of Japan 1727, and was the chief source of Western knowledge about the country throughout the 18th century.
From: Histoire Generale Des voyages.
France version. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) (Royal Hydrographer, engineer of the French Navy and member of the Royal Society) For Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages.
Fine original antique copper plate engraving with hand coloring.
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Size: Sheet app.: 36 x 24 cm. 14 x 9.5 inches Image app.: 34 x 19.5 cm. 13.25 x 7.75inches. Condition: Fine hand colored map in overall very good condition, folds as published.