[Tokyo]. 昇平堂. Meiji 12 . Stock ID #160686
Copperplate engraved birds-eye view style map of the port of Yokosuka, near Tokyo, illustrated by 四屋延陵 [Yotsuya Enryo], scale not given, chops righthand lower corner. Folds into its original copper engraved hand coloured envelope showing a scene of the harbour, town, mountains behind and two Japanese flags with the rising sun appearing centrally and above the harbour, town and mountains below - a vision of prosperity. Blocks of text left lower corner state the distance between nearby places and Yokoshuka-kou. A few brown spots on the map and tiny holes along a fold but generally very good. Envelope stained in places but also otherwise very good. Text in Japanese. Map measures 37 x 46.8 cm. Yokosuka-kou is today a city in the Greater Tokyo region in Kanagawa Prefecture. Strategically located at the entrance to Tokyo Bay it has played an important role in Japanese history, in particular in Japan's relationship with the outside world. Southern Yokosuka was the scene of Commodore Perry's first landing on Japanese soil and it was from Yokosuka harbour that the Kanrin Maru sailed in 1860 with the first Japanese diplomatic embassy to the United States. Today a modern city this delicate birds-eye view shows a town very different to todays modern city. The harbour with numerous western and Japanese craft shows three ships in drydock. In the nearby town, buildings and streets are named. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160686).
Price: $950.00 AU