Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era

Tōkaidō michiyuki no zu


The lord of Kameyama castle is shown as Ishikawa Tonomo, 1651-1669, and Nishio Castle in Mikawa is Ii Hyōbu, 1645-1659. This is the oldest extant printed itinerary map of Japan. Orientation: West (Kyōto at top, Edo at bottom). Cover attached. The date ca. Shōō 3 (ca. 1654) has been given because Matsudaira Settsunokami (Sadayoshi), daimyō of Kuwana, Ise province, was in office from 1652 to 1657 and Nishio Tagonokami (Tadaakira), daimyō of Tanaka, Suruga province, was in office from 1649 to 1654. References: Beans, A List of Japanese maps, (1951), p.14 [1672.3]; Suppl. B, p.10 1666.22. Reproductions: Beans, A list of Japanese maps, (1951), fp. 14 [1672.3]. Cited in: WSN; 8

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