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Auction 156, Lot 677

"[Shinano, Japan]",

Subject: Shinano, Japan

Period: 1820 (circa)

Publication: Kokugun Zenzu

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 8.7 inches
32.3 x 22.1 cm

This woodblock map depicts the old Japanese province of Shinano, now in present-day Nagano Prefecture. North is oriented to the left. Published in Kokugun Zenzu, an early Japanese Tadataka Atlas of the Tokugawa Era, compiled by Motonobu Aoo and Toshiro Eirakayu. A lovely example of traditional Japanese cartography.


Condition: A

On two sheets, joined, with minor toning along the joint.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/17/2016