Bird’s eye view of Desima: “‘T eilandje Desima Verblyf plaats der Hollanders in Japan”.

Etching and engraving of the artificial island known as Dejima. 185 mm x 205 mm. With two foldings of which the left folding is visable. Minor brown spots. Cut just outside the platemark. Black and white. Published by Isaac Tirion around 1740 as part of his “Hedendaegsche Historie..).

T Eilandje Desima Verblyf Plaats der Hollanders in Japan… This bird’s-eye plan shows the fan-shaped artificial island known as Dejima. The V.O.C. trading post Desima was built by merchants in the bay of Nagasaki in 1634. We see the island from land-side with its wharehouses and garden and the famous playhouse with billiard and musical instruments at the top floor. The island was designated as the only place of direct trade between Japan and the outside world during the Edo period, as part of a self-imposed isolationist policy. The view was based on a sketch by Gerrits Voogt, who is credited in the title. Gerrits Voogt was second in command at Desjima in 1713. Below the view is a key identifying over 40 locations (1-38 and A and D). Desima was a fan-shaped island in the harbour of Nagasaki in Japan. This island was a very important trading post for the Dutch and the only contact between the Western world and the closed Japan.

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