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The city of Nagasaki and Dejima Island in Japan
[De Stadt Nangasacky] met het Eylandt Schissima, in Iapon
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Dejima [meaning Exit] was an artificial island [completed in 1636] built in the shape of a fan with an area of about 13,000 square meters. It was built south of the current [Nagasaki] city center during the Edo Period in order to accommodate Portuguese Christian missionaries and prevent the propagation of their religion. It also used to be the residential quarters of the Dutch, the only foreigners allowed to trade in Japan during the Sakoku (Isolation) Period, and a Dutch Trading House operated on the island. For 200 years, until Japan reopened the country in the 19th century, Dejima was its only window to the world.
Deshima (Nagasaki-shi, Japan)
In: Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, Bd. 41:24, fol. 96 - 97, (26)
The Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem : a facsimile-edition of the unique copy preserved in the Austrian National Library, Vienna.
Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673