Pictorial map of Tokyo.
Tokyo Kaisei Shinsen Tokyo Jissoku Zenzu. (Revised newly engraved detailed pictorial map of Tokyo.)
KatsugoroÌ, Inoue Tokyo 1892
Engraved map with woodblock color on Japanese paper, 61 x 71 cm, folding into paper covered boards with cloth spine 19 x 12cm. 3 tiny holes (pinhead size) and a little light soiling to the map, otherwise very good condition.
boards are moderately worn with light soiling. The map has been somewhat crudely folded into the board covers. Some wear and light abrasion to covers; Japanese writing (previous owners name?) on back cover.
A beautiful and rare map of Tokyo with 15 small engraved vignette illustrations with an elaborate banner title intertwined with cherry blossoms. Vignettes include one of a train and a Western style steel bridge, but also have scenes in the Japanese tradition eg. cherry trees blooming by the Sumida River. Here the western tradition of direction north at the top of the map is followed. At the lower right is a table with full listing of Tokyo municipalities, counties and wards, townships and villages. At left on the cover: Tokyo shoshi Kinshidokan (?).
[ref: 3540] £1,200