Auction 116, Lot 779

"[Dai Nihon Zentsu - Complete Map of Great Japan]", Anon.

Subject: Japan

Period: 1875 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
96 x 28.8 inches
243.8 x 73.2 cm

Huge Japanese folding map covers all of Japan and was produced in the Meiji period. Hokkaido and Sakhalin Island are shown in an inset. This Japanese woodcut style map is both practical and decorative with several compass roses orienting the map. It presents extensive information on the countryside, cities and towns, as well as topography. Folding into dark blue paper backs.

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Condition: B

Some fold separations and Japanese tissue repairs of folds and fold intersections. Some manuscript ink notations that are not distracting.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/20/2006

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