Stock ID #214411 明細測量東京全圖. [Meisai sokuryo Tokyo zenzu]. [Detailed Surveyed Map of Tokyo]. DETAILED MAP OF MEIJI TOKYO IN VIVID COLOURS.

明細測量東京全圖. [Meisai sokuryo Tokyo zenzu].
[Detailed Surveyed Map of Tokyo].

東京. [Tokyo]. 辻本九..兵衛. [Tsujimoto Kyubei]. Meiji 23 [ 1890]. Stock ID #214411

Coloured folding handcoloured map, 50 x 70cm, folds into paper covered boards measuring18.1 x 9.5cm, chart of town and county names. A little colour transfer in one area at foot of map. A prior owner's name on front free endpaper and address on back cover in ink, boards marked and worn with a little loss mainly at spine. A good copy.

The 1890 map of Tokyo provides a detailed depiction of the cityscape, with the Royal Palace taking a prominent position at its heart. The palace is distinguished by its vibrant red hue, serving as a focal point amid the surrounding wards, towns, and counties, meticulously detailed in delicate script. The map showcases the intricate network of streets and avenues, each identified with their respective names.

Enhancing the map's narrative are 17 illustrations adorning its periphery, highlighting significant buildings and landmarks. These visual cues add depth to the viewer's understanding of the city's architecture and historical context.

In the top left corner, a chart presents a compilation of all town and county names within Tokyo, offering a comprehensive reference guide. This map from 1890 not only serves as a geographical document but also acts as a portal to the city's past, capturing the essence of its layout, landmarks, and urban intricacies.

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Price: $400.00 AU

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