Kyoto Japan Dairo palace temple 1683 Mallet charming small birds-eye view print
Kyoto Japan Dairo palace temple 1683 Mallet charming small birds-eye view print Kyoto Japan Dairo palace temple 1683 Mallet charming small birds-eye view print
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De L'Asie - Figure XXVI Palais du Dairo. 

(Asia, Japan, Kyoto, Religious Temple). 

Issued Paris, France, 1683 for A.M. Mallet. 

Charming little late 17th century copper engraved miniature birds-eye view print relating to Japan, with very pleasing full hand color.

Very early Western image of this Asiatic island. 

The image has a near folk-art feel.

Mostly clean and well preserved example, nice age patina to the image, unlike anything modern.

Sheet measures c. 5" x 8".

Printed area measures c. 4 1/2" x 6".

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3. p.196.

[R21123].