Shūseidō 衆星堂, Tenpō 14 (1843). [Reprint]. Stock ID #159850
Large folding handcoloured map of the thirteen provinces from which Mt. Fuji can be viewed. 159 x 178cm. Folds into paper covered card covers measuring 40 x 24cm. Title label upper cover. A little browning along folds, occasional spotting and soiling. A little worming causing approximately 1cm of loss in places. Two chops in lower section. This very large handsome map is a detailed map of the thirteen provinces from which one can see Mt. Fuji. Provinces shown are the eight provinces of the Kantō region, Sagami 相模, Musashi 武蔵, Kazusa 上総, Shimofusa 下総, Awa 安房, Kōzuke 上野, Shimotsuke 下野, and Hitachi, 常陸, and five other provinces, Izu 伊豆, Suruga 駿河, Tōtōmi 遠江, Kai 甲斐, and Shinano 信濃. The map offers a large amount of detailed information such as province and county borders, rivers, high ways, post towns, checkpoints, villages, and scenic spots.
The cartographer, Akiyama Einen [or Nagatoshi] 秋山永年 came from Edo and the editor Funakoshi Seizō 船越清蔵 [studio name: Shugu 守愚] [1805-62], a Confucian schoar, from Nagato Province (now the western half of present-day Yamaguchi Prefecture). A dedication by Funahashi Akira[?] 舟橋徴 is dated 1843. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159850).