Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era

Shinpan Settsu Ōsaka tōzai nanboku machishima no zu


Shows streets, buildings (tradesmen’s houses are printed in black, while buildings in the castle-grounds, and temples and shrines outside the city are shown pictorially), bridges and boats. Orientation: east. References: Akioka, 日本地図史 Nihon chizushi, p.135; Akioka, 日本地図作成史 Nihon chizu sakuseishi, p.85; Kurita, "Japanese old printed maps of cities," (R17), p.7; K. Sako, 古板大坂地図解説 Kohan Ōsaka chizu kaisetsu (1924) (R30), p.9-16; K. Unno, "Cartography in Japan," History of Cartography, v.2 bk.2, pp. 346-477. This is a hanging scroll on original wooden roller, in a box. Earliest of extant printed maps of Ōsaka; first of its type (Kurita, p. 80). The stamp "Kanda-ke zō" on this map indicates that it was owned by Kanda Kiichirō, a famous orientalist in Japan. Reproductions of this map: Sako, plate 2; History of Cartography, v.2 Bk. 2, p.417, fig. 11:48. Cited in: WSN; 5.

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