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Auction 130, Lot 720

"[Japanese Woodblock Almanac]", Anon.

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1820 (dated)


Color: Black & White

3.5 x 6.3 inches
8.9 x 16 cm
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This is a terrific Japanese produced Almanac published for 1820. It contains full page maps of Taiwan, Chosen (Korea), the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), and more. Filled with Japanese calligraphy, woodblock prints, charts and tables. Blue paper covers with one original paper label, string ties, 74pp.


Condition: B+

Most of the maps and pages are very good to fine with some showing a little toning or soiling. Covers are soiled, creased and worn with a little worm-holing on front cover that extends down to about 10 pages in their lower margins, not affecting text or maps. Paper label is partially perished and another label is missing. On back cover is some dark lettering. Another small worm hole affects a few pages at center.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/2/2009