[Meiji Period Traveller’s Map Of Japan]
[Meiji Period Traveller’s Map Of Japan]
[Meiji Period Traveller’s Map Of Japan]
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[Meiji Period Traveller’s Map Of Japan]

c1860s. Colour woodcut map comprising six sheets, in original paper wrappers, title and text in Japanese, 71.4 x 143.7cm (overall), 24 x 18.2cm (folded). Slight soiling and wear overall, some foxing and creases to wrappers.

Text includes a key to distances of towns from Tokyo, and services available to a traveller at each location. The map does not show Hokkaido. The lines of latitude and longitude on the map are a concept adopted from the West, suggesting it was made after Japan established foreign relations with the USA in the mid-1850s. It is not likely that Japan would have been depicted as a whole country on a map, until it was unified under the rule of Emperor Meiji after the Meiji Revolution in 1868.

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Item #CL173-61

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