萬國地誌略. [Bankoku chishiryaku]. World Geography. SHIHAN GAKKŌ., 師範學校.
萬國地誌略. [Bankoku chishiryaku]. World Geography.
萬國地誌略. [Bankoku chishiryaku]. World Geography.
萬國地誌略. [Bankoku chishiryaku]. World Geography.

萬國地誌略. [Bankoku chishiryaku]. World Geography.

[東京].[Tokyo]. 山中市兵衛.[Yamanakaichi Bee]. [1874]. Stock ID #164232

3 volumes of Japanese Meiji period geographical reference books. Volume I: 37 leaves. Volume II: 37 leaves. Volume III: 44 leaves. Black & white woodblock illustrations in text, coloured folding maps each neatly repaired along folds in volume III. Traditional Japanese four-hole stab binding. Title labels laid down upper covers, a little chipped on volume I, wrappers marked and chipped in places, corners creased. A prior owner's inked annotations on covers of volumes II and III. Text in Japanese. 20.8 x 13.5cm. This Japanese work was based on British and American geographical textbooks. The world is divided into six sections - Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and offers an overview of each country.
Volume 1 : Chapter 1; Asia (10 pages regarding China with illustrations of Beijing and Guangdong. Chapter 2; Africa
Volume 2 : Chapter 3; Europe.
Volume 3 : Chapter 4; North America. (includes more than 30 pages about North America with illustrations of the "barbaric" people of America as well as descriptions of Ohio, Mississippi, Washington, New York and Boston. Chapter 5; South America. Chapter 6; South Pacific (11 pages about Australia including a black and white woodblock image of Melbourne). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164232).

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