Edo Jedo Tokyo 1683 Mallet early miniature birds-eye prospect city view colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Asia, Japan, Edo, Tokyo, Tokugawa Shogunate, City View).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming little 17th century copper engraved prospect city view with lovely hand color.
Likely among the earliest printed views of this Japanese city still readily available to a collector.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.