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Auction 159, Lot 658

"[Wakasa, Japan]",

Subject: Wakasa, Japan

Period: 1820 (circa)

Publication: Kokugun Zenzu

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 8.6 inches
32 x 21.8 cm
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This woodblock map depicts the old Japanese province of Wakasa, in present-day southern Fukui Prefecture. North is oriented to the bottom. 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 9/14/2016