Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era

Amerika shinwa Book 2 Maekawa, Shūkō


Covers attached; title from cover. This work, compiled by order of the Daimyo of Awa province, Shikoku, relates the story of Hatsutarō's journey from Japan in October 1841, his shipwreck in February 1842, rescue by a Spanish vessel, arrival at Lower California and Mexico, and eventual return to Canton. These volumes contain numerous coloured drawings, of which three in the first volume are of cartographic interest. Contents: (Beans 1844.3) Hyōryū kairo ryakuzu narabini keireki chihō keidosū (Outline chart showing the drifted course); (Beans 1844.4) [Mazatlan Harbour]; (Beans 1844.5) [Canton Harbour].

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