Old Maps Collection
Plan du port et de la ville de Nangasaki
Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas, 1703-1772, cartographer
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
20 x 33 cm, on sheet 26 x 37 cm
This is a plan of the harbor and city of Nagasaki, Japan, and it is centered on the important trading island of Dejima (Desima). This was a semi-artificial island used as a trade outpost where the Dutch East India Company was “confined” while doing trade with Japan. The title cartouche also includes a legend for six locations such as governments placements, the prison (right in the middle of the build up area) and the station of the harbor inspectors. Bellin did a slightly larger version of this map in1836 for Charlevoix ‘Histoire et Description Generale du Japon'.
Original is a copperplate printed map in the 'Le petit atlas maritime: recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du monde'.
There is a 8-point compass rose on the map with a fleur-de-lis indicating north.
Oriented with Southeast at the top.
Title inside scroll work cartouche.
Scale line underneath the title in black and white interchangeably.
Relief shown pictorially.
Landmasses outlined in green.
Map outlined in double fillet.
Phillips, P.L. A list of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, vol. 3, n.º 3508, p. 348-355
Tome III, n.º 63
Petit atlas maritime : recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du monde
Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas, 1703-1772
Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
Provenance Call No.:
C.A. 62 V.