ORIGINAL TITLE Title: KOKUGUN ZENZU (Atlas of Japan, Volume Two)
MATERIAL: Woodblock Printed
TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: Volume measures 7 3/4 X 11 inches (closed).
COMPONENTS: 76 pages, 68 of which have fine full color Japanese woodblock print maps. Original covers and title slip, contents complete, fine impressions and colors.
NOTES: The detail of these maps is superb, including the Naruto Maelstrom or Whirlpools (see #6).
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Bilingual catalog of the Japanese maps in the British Museum.

ITEM ID: 3952
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Japanese Woodblock Print Book

DATE
Year: 1837
Decade: 1830s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: Tempo 8 = 1837

Scholar Peter Kornicki noted that, “This is Kokugun Zenzu (Complete map of the provinces and districts [of Japan]) by Ichikawa Tōkei (1765-1838). There should be a dated colophon at the end.”

ARTISTS
Name: Ichikawa Tōkei
Type: Author
Artist Information: (1765-1838)