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Chikyu Bankoku Hozu [Japanese World Map]

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Chikyu Bankoku Hozu [Japanese World Map] : Suido Nakajima

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A large, folding Japanese map, "An Exact World Map For The Japanese People", published in 1853 just as Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry was laying the foundations for Japanese trade with the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854. The map has Japan at its centre - thus the British Isles is in the west and the Americas are in the east. The introduction seems to have been prepared by Murakami Motei. The world is shown on Mercator's projection, while insets at lower left show eastern, western and polar hemispheres. The paper is laid on tissue and the whole folds in to soft, paper boards (a little worn). Some wear to old folds, nevertheless a scarce and sought-after map. No examples are listed on COPAC. Two examples are listed on WorldCat and there is also an example in the David Rumsey Collection.
region: World Maps
mapmaker: Suido Nakajima
place and date of publication: Japan 1853
medium and colour: woodblock, Original colour
size in mm: 730 by 1200mm (28.75 by 47.25 inches).
ref: 43239

Price: £ 2600£ 1560

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