新訂 地球萬國方圖. [Shintei Chikyū bankoku hōzu]. [New Edition: Map of the World].

新訂 地球萬國方圖. [Shintei Chikyū bankoku hōzu]. [New Edition: Map of the World].

No place of publication. No details of publisher. 嘉永6 [1853]. Stock ID #161001

Very striking Japanese hand coloured woodblock world map, folds into original considerably worn paper covered boards, lower cover torn with split on edge showing the board inside, title label on upper board worn with loss. Some areas along folds strengthened with Japanese paper on the reverse of the map, small amount of loss along one fold (affecting part of southern Africa) repaired, a few brown spots on map at top right but otherwise the map is very good. 72 x 126cm folding to 24 x 16cm. A Mercator projection map of the world. Scale is not given and the map shows a regular grid representing latitude and longitude. The key which can be found centrally placed along the lower edge of the sheet lists administrative regions and geographic features such as lakes, rivers and mountains, etc. The four inset maps at the lower left edge show two hemispheres and two polar projections which notably do not include the Antarctic. Australia is recognised as both ‘New Holland’ and ‘Australia’. Chop on upper right corner suggests the map previously belonged to a Buddhist temple library in Japan. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 161001).

Price: $6,000.00 AU

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