Edo (Tokyo) – Platte Grond van Jedo

by Jacobus van der Schley


Date of first edition: ca. 1757 (after Jacques Bellin)

Date of this map: ca. 1757

Dimensions (not including margins): 26 x 25 cm

Condition: Very good. Strong paper and wide margins . Vivid colours.

Condition rating: A

Verso: blanc

From: L’Histoire générale des voyages of Antoine François Prévost, published  by De Hondt,  1747-1767


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Still shogun time

Edo was the name of the town under the rules of the shogunate.

So, this small map shows “Tokyo” at the time of the shogunate, which lasted until Emperor Meiji restored his power in 1868.

The large open space in the centre of the town is the location of the castle of the shogun. After the revolution the Emperor built his palace on the same spot.