1888 [Japanese Woodblock Map of Tokyo with an Insert of Yokohama]
Date: 1888 (Meiji 21) Tokyo
Dimensions: 19.25 x 27.5 inches (49 x 70 cm)
This is striking and elaborate map of the city of Tokyo with an insert of the port of Yokohama. The map was made from a woodblock engraving in the late 19th century. As was the style of many Japanese city maps, the text radiates from the center of the map, which in this case is the Imperial Palace of Tokyo. Surrounding the map are 20 engraved views of various places around the city.
Condition: Map is in B+ condition with original color, and some minor staining and offsetting that are common among antique folding maps.
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