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