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OTSUKI, Bankei
Shinsei Yochi Zenzu [New Map of the World]
Edo [Tokyo], 1845. Double-hemisphere map, woodblock print on paper with outline colouring mounted on linen scroll, 304 x 1220 mm.; a fine copy in excellent original condition with original paper title label and silk tie. This very attractive double-hemisphere scroll map, surrounded with extensive calligraphic text, was prepared by Otsuki Bankei (1801-1878), a neo-Confucian scholar, and an artist as well as a map-maker. It is based on a French map of 1835; the two hemispheres are about 300 mm. in diameter; the maps are annotated with country and city names, latitude and longitude, and are coloured in outline.
Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books
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