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(almanac, atlas, woodblock, Japan, rare)
Original Japanese Woodblock Print Book, Minkan Shihio Taizen Meiji Shin Hyakunin Isshu, Atlas and Almanac
Tokyo, 1880. Paperback. Very Good. An outstanding and original Japanese woodblock print book Atlas and Almanac. Meiji 13 (1880). Original patterned paper covers, volume measures 6.5 by 9 inches (closed), in sewn binding with partial title slip. 304pp. with many colorful woodblock prints and maps, including: Double page full color map of the world with flag borders; Double page full color map of Japan w/ flag borders and insets of the disputed Northern Islands and the Kingdom of Ryukyu (Okinawa); A rare early Train Schedule; a rare Schedule of Ships; Postal Rate Tables; A double page map of Osaka; Double page map of Kyoto; Double page map of Tokyo; 21p Picture Dictionary; 6p full color prints on Japanese coinage; 4p full color prints on Japanese military orders and Decorations; and sections on Astronomy, Hyakunin Isshu, History, Geography, and other subjects. Very good. Wear to covers, loss to title slip. Contents are complete and the woodblocks bright, in good condition for the age. RARE, a beautiful example of Japanese woodblock art as applied to geography. Digital images available upon request.
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