Auction 113, Lot 671

"[Japanese woodblock map of Asia]", Anon.

Subject: Asia

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

13.3 x 7 inches
33.8 x 17.8 cm

Hand printed wood block map of Asia. All text reportedly is in Kanji, indicating this is an Edo period map. Map shows the region from the Saudi Arabian peninsula to Japan and Kamchatka, and south to show much of the East Indies. Japan is highlighted in red and the reference or zero meridian is centered on Tokyo. Printed on fine mulberry paper.


Condition: B

On three sheets joined of very thin hand made paper. Trimmed to borders. Some surface soiling.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/7/2005