Auction 150, Lot 623

"[Japanese Pocket Map] Tsukiji Hacchobori Nihonbashi Minami Ezu",

Subject: Tokyo, Japan

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 18.2 inches
50.3 x 46.2 cm

This map was created by Kageyama Chikyo and published by Owariya Seishichi. The map shows a portion of Chuo City in Tokyo, including the areas of Tsukiji (site of the Tsukiji fish market), Hatchobori, and the south of Nihonbashi (a business district). This colorful woodblock pocket map was printed on two sheets and joined, as issued. The map folds into stiff paper self wrappers in bright blue with a paper label on front wrapper. Travel and tourist maps are called dochuzu or "on-the-road-maps".

References:

Condition: B

A nice impression with numerous worm holes and tracks, most of which have been closed on verso with tissue. The covers show moderate wear.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/17/2014

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