Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era

Bankoku ichiran zusetsu [2] Koyano, Yoshiharu.


Cover attached. Kōzanrō is a private school of Koyano Yoshiharu. To accompany: (Beans 1809.1) 萬國一覧圖 Bankoku ichiranzu (Visualized map of all nations). -- Bunka 6 : (1809). "The map and text were not prepared for sale; they were given to pupils for study at private school only." Contents: 赤道南地半球之圖 Sekidō nanchi hankyū no zu (Map of the southern hemisphere). -- v. 2 leaf 1, at end; 赤道北地半球之圖 Sekidō hokuchi hankyū no zu (Map of the northern hemisphere). -- v. 2 leaf 2, at end. Volume 1 includes an introduction, a description of the world from Buddhist and western voyages, and different parts of Asia; Volumes 2 continues Asia, Europe and Africa by country, North and South American states, Mekaranika-shū (Frozen country with dog carts); theories on 5 areas; maps of the 2 hemispheres. References: compare Toda, p. 440. Cited in: WSN; 133.

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