"[Japanese Pocket Map] Shiba Mita / Nihon... Takanawa hen Ezu",
Subject: Tokyo, Japan
Period: 1861 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
27.1 x 13.8 inches
68.8 x 35.1 cm
This map was created by Kageyama Chikyo and published by Owariya Seishichi. The map shows a portion of Shiba and Takanawa Districts in Tokyo, now part of present-day Minato Ward, located southwest of the Imperial Palace. The inset map is a continuation of the map toward the west, as indicated in the western margin (at top). 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".
Bright color with a number of small worm holes, most of which have been professionally infilled.