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Iedo: van Meurs c. 1670

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  • Title: Iedo
  • Author: Jacob van Meurs
  • Date: c. 1670
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good - age toning, issued folding, light foxing/ discoloration
  • Inches: 30 7/8 x 12 1/4 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 78.42 x 31.12 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 101550

Seventeenth-century view of Edo (now Tokyo), Japan by Dutch engraver Jacob van Meurs. Includes numbered legends in both English and Dutch indicating major buildings and landmarks of the region. During the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the Japanese government renamed the city of Edo as Tokyo ("Eastern Capital"). The Restoration, a period of innovation and advancement within Japan, was undertaken to keep Japanese society, culture, and commerce in step with that of Western powers.