Auction 119, Lot 791

"[Japan]", Anon.

Subject: Japan

Period: 1868-1912 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

80 x 13 inches
203.2 x 33 cm

This woodblock print is a conceptual, stylistic map of Japan, most probably from the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). This period is so named for the 45-year reign of Emperor Meiji and is the period associated with Japan's modernization and rise to world power status. The name literally means "Period of Enlightened Rule." The map covers the whole of Japan, representing the country in a straight line. All names and descriptions are in Japanese characters. The colorful map is printed from a woodblock and is folded accordion-style. A beautiful example of this map that was produced for the Japanese market.


Condition: A+

Printed on fine Mulberry paper, the map has bright color, full margins and no flaws.

Estimate: $180 - $250

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 5/9/2007