No place of publication. No details of publisher. [Edo period]. Stock ID #160999
Japanese 19th century colour woodblock world map, 64 x 66cm, folds into card covers 13 x 21cm. Stamp lower right edge showing previous ownership. Little worming on covers and map, light wears along folds, generally very good. This map is based on a 天保6 (1835) publication of French world map. Issued as two sheets joined the upper sheet contains a considerable amount of Japanese text covering basic geography and astronomy; a legend gives borders, rivers, mountains, harbours, deserts, etc. The names of the Japanese cartographer 阿部喜任 [Abe Yoshitō] and editor 大山義信 are indicated with two chops.
Below the text are two large maps showing the Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemispheres accompanied by four small inset maps three of which are titled: "Take Kyoto (Japan) as the Centre. Take Arctic as the Centre. Take the Antarctic as the Centre." [日本京都為中心. 以北極為中心. 以南極為中心]. A legend at the upper left corner shows gives the colours which each continent is represented by.
This edition of this map does not include publication details however another edition of the map was published by 丁子屋平兵衛 [Chōjiya Heibei] in 1838. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160999).
Price: $2,500.00 AU