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新訂 地球萬國方圖 [Shintei Chikyū bankoku hōzu] [Newly-edited Map of the World]
[Japan] : [s.n.], Kaei 6 [1853]. Hand coloured woodblock print, 720 x 1260 mm folding to 245 x 160 mm, original papered boards and title label (rubbed), occasional strengthening with Japanese tissue along the folds. A Mercator projection map of the world, lacking publication details except for publication date shown in the legend. Inset two hemispheres and two polar projections with Antarctica noticeably absent. Australia is recognised as both 'New Holland' and 'Australia'. The seal on the upper right indicates this map was possibly held in the sutra library of a Japanese Buddhist temple.
Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books [Melbourne, Australia]

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