Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Japanese Maps

UBC Library's Rare Books and Special Collections holds one of the world's largest collections of maps and guidebooks of the Japanese Tokugawa (or Edo) period, ca. 1600-1867. Most of the items in the collection are rare, and some are unique and all very beautiful.

map of Mt. Fuji 1848

Detail map of port Yokohama

(From Atlas of geographical research of mountain and river in eastern and western Ezo) 1860

Roku-rin o motte itcho to nasu [Map of Edo] 1859

Plan of Nagasaki, Hizen province 1860

Detailed selfguide to Nagasaki 1831 {detail}

Itinerary Map of the Pilgrimage of the Thirty-three Temples in the Western provinces 1759

Panoramic view of the noted places of Japan

engraved map edited by Hashimoto Chogetsu of Kyoto divided into districts

Revised wall picture of the CHIRI SHOHO : Primary Geography to learn by heart

Map of the port of Kobe, permitted by Hyogo prefecture 1868

Map of Ezo

map of Ming Dynasty China and all the surrounding countries

Pilgrim's map of Kanto district. [18--]

This is a detail from Topographical Map of Edo. Printed by Kichiei Hayashi of Kyoto in 1689.

Edo oezu / A Topographical Map of Edo

Picture of Mining of Gold and Silver in Sado Mine {edo}

Picture of Toyama Estate

5 comments:

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Moon River said...

thanks for the link

Princess Haiku said...

Amazing. I don't know how you find all of these maps.

Moon River said...

with LOVE

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