Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era

Oranda shinyaku chikyû zenzu Hashimoto, Sōkichi, 1763-1836


Scale [ca. 1:120,000,000]. In original covers, which have the embossed Dutch title "Algemeene Waereld Kaart". References: Boxer, p. 22 (mentions editions of this same year without the embossed Dutch title). The eastern half of Australia is omitted in outline, whereas Kokan's map of 1792 includes it; also, California is drawn as an island, whereas in the 1792 map it is shown as a peninsula. Reproduced in: Beans, A list of Japanese maps, (1951), fp.29;Kurita, no. 7; K. Unno, Chizu no shewa, pp. 305-312; McLoughlin, The mapping of California as an island, 243. Polar projection. Hand-colouring includes primary circles of latitude in gold.

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