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Auction 179, Lot 748

"[Japanese Map - Niigata Prefecture]",

Subject: Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Period: 1900 (circa)


Color: Black & White

58.8 x 42.8 inches
149.4 x 108.7 cm
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This is a wall-sized, folding topographical map of Niigata Prefecture, including Sado Island. The map is filled with place names in Japanese and features a number of insets, including bird's-eye plans of key cities, such as Niigata, Nagaoka, and Jōetsu. Printed on 9 sheets, joined and backed in thin rice paper, as issued, with self-folding brown paper covers.


Condition: B

Bright sheets with minor soiling, a stamp adjacent to the title cartouche, and a number of worm holes and tracks, with several larger ones at far left. Some of the joints are coming loose and the self-folding covers also have worm holes and soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2020