Auction 154, Lot 655

"[Pocket Map of Japan] Dai Nihon Hayami Dochuki",

Subject: Japan

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

71.3 x 13.6 inches
181.1 x 34.5 cm

This large, Japanese woodblock map from the late Edo period was intended for the traveler. It depicts land and sea routes around Japan, identifies shrines with red circles, and locates numerous inns and their respective prices. The map is decorated by three compass roses and a large panel of Japanese text. Published by Suwaraya Mohei. Self-folding into orange paper wrappers. A fascinating work of Japanese craftsmanship.


Condition: B

Original color, issued folding, with minor soiling and numerous fold separations that have been closed on verso with Japanese tissue, resulting in a few minor areas of loss. There are some light pencil notations in the blank margins and the paper wrappers are moderately worn.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/16/2015