Auction 124, Lot 658

"[Japanese map of the vicinity of Tokyo Bay]",

Subject: Japan, Tokyo Bay

Period: 1940 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
9.5 x 15 inches
24.1 x 38.1 cm

This unusual wood block map was issued by Mr. Tsuda, the local Agriculture Dept. officer. It covers the region around Tokyo Bay with Lake Kasumigaura at the lower left of the map. North is oriented to the bottom of the map and a color coded key at right identifies farms, villages, roads, and water. The title indicates that the map details two prefectures (Chiba and Ibaragi), three sections (Kazusa, Shimosa and Hitach), and nine counties (Boda, Nagara, Ichikara, Yamabe, Chiba, Inba, Katori, Kohchi, and Shinoda). This lot includes a copy of the map that has been helpfully translated into English.

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Condition: B+

Printed on a translucent mulberry paper, with one faint stain on the right that just enters the border.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008

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