Daikoku Ya: Musashi no [Map of Area]
Nishi Mura Ya, Tokyo, c1800-1820.
colour printed wood block map; overall size 96 x 74 cm. folds as issued; 32 sections; some tears in cross folds; various worm holes; some tears; some damages repaired with rice paper; o/w good cond.
This rare map of Tokyo/ Edo is orientated to the North; it shows part of Honshu, North of Edo, and the south coast of Hokkaido, with roads, towns and fortifications.
A stunning, large wood block map from the Edo period of Musashi Kuni, a former province of Japan which today comprises Tokyo Prefecture, most of Saitama Prefecture and part of Kanagawa Prefecture, mainly Kawasaki and Yokohama.
[ref: 3121] £2,500