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KOKU GUN ZEN ZU: COMPLETE ATLAS OF JAPAN SHOWING SECTIONAL MAPS OF EACH PROVINCE
Osaka 1837, Kawachi. Yellow stiff stitched wrs., very good,. 2 volume set, 41+35 double folded leaves, woodblock printed. in color by hand, on hand-made mulberry paper, 19.5 x 28 cm.. covers minor rubbed,some faint marginal staining,else solid.. This is a color national atlas of Japan. The work begins with a nice double-page national map. It continues with 66 double-page color maps 66 provinces or "Kuni" the name for ancient provinces, and the "Gun," some 69 maps in all. Also all of the island provinces; the five main highways, that crossed much of the country. Each map shows the area in much detail & color outline: mountains, rivers, villages, towns, castles and roads, with the four directional symbols noted, each place labeled with proper names. An exceptionally de- tailed set of provincial maps, each map occupies two facing pages ca. 34 x 21 cm. The maps are drawn in the "bird's eye view" with a charming perspective style and show the water, sea, lakes & rivers in blue, mountain areas in green, impor- tant towns in yellow. With an index of each Kuni and road listed. Nicely executed, a fascinating early atlas. List- ed in G. Beans: A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA p.36-7, entries: 1837.1-1837.69. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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