Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era

Meriken shinshi, 1 Tsurumine, Shigenobu, 1788-1859.


This may be the first printed Japanese book exclusively about America. Contents: (Beans 1855.7) 萬國地球全圖 Bankoku chikyū zenzu (Map of the countries on the globe). -- v. 1 leaf 2-3; (Beans 1855.8) 南北亜墨利加全圖 Nanboku Amerika zenzu (Map of South and North America). -- v. 1 leaf 3-4; (Beans 1855.9) 共和政治三十一洲全圖 Kyōwa seiji sanjūisshū zenzu (Map of 31 states of the United States). -- v. 2 leaf 5-6.

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