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Auction 161, Lot 691

"[Japanese Pocket Map of Tokyo]", Anon.

Subject: Tokyo, Japan

Period: 1890 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

27.8 x 19.8 inches
70.6 x 50.3 cm
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This attractive woodblock map of Tokyo is surrounded by 32 vignettes of important buildings, places within the city, and scenes of Japanese life. Highly detailed, the map locates railroads, streets, and vast waterways in the downtown area. Locates the Imperial Palace, Ueno, Yoshiwara, Asakusa, Shintomiza, and Yasukuni shrines, Shinbashi station, and more. A detailed street index is located in the bottom left corner of the map. A compass rose in the bay indicates north is to the right. The map self-folds into tan paper wrappers (4.0 x 7.0"). A beautiful work of art and Japanese craftsmanship.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with bright original color. There are several tiny fold separations along one fold and a few tiny worm tracks confined to the bottom blank margin. Covers have light wear with some damp staining on the back cover.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2017