Auction 139, Lot 640

"[Japanese Map of Zoshigaya and Otowa]",

Subject: Tokyo, Japan

Period: 1853 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 18 inches
49.5 x 45.7 cm

This folding, woodblock map shows Zoshigaya and Otowa, which are neighborhoods in the Toshima ward of Tokyo. The map displays details of streets, buildings, parks, bridges and the Sumida River. There is a color-coded key at lower left, title at the upper right and the imprint at lower right, all in Japanese script. Made by Tomatsu Shokun and published by Owariya Seishichi in Edo (Tokyo). Folds into blue paper wrappers.


Condition: B+

There are two fold separations and two tiny holes in the lower portion of the image, only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/15/2012