Fantastic and original Japanese woodblock print book encyclopaedia

By: Unknown

Price: £1,200.00

Quantity: 1 available


Softback, Original covers 26.5cm x 19cm. Some wear to covers. Some old worming holes. Please view photos. 554 pages, with maps and many Illustrations Including a rare early double page WORLD MAP showing California as an island and Australia connected to Antarctica. This fine map also has 4 vignettes of ships: Dutch, Japanese, Chinese & Korean, representing the trading vessels that were going into the restricted port of Nagasaki; a very detailed double page MAP OF JAPAN, from the tip of CHOSEN (Korea) to the tip of EZO (Hokkaido), which was not developed at this time; double page MAP OF EDO (Tokyo) with the Shogun’s palace at the center, Samurai family lands, and even the YOSHIWARA (Prostitutes’ quarters); double page MAP OF OSAKA, double page MAP OF KYOTO, double page MAP OF EMPEROR’S PALACE, section on Samurai armour & weapons, history, cooking, Samurai family crests, the TOKAIDO ROAD, etc.

Title: Fantastic and original Japanese woodblock print book encyclopaedia

Author Name: Unknown

Categories: Far East,

Publisher: Pre 1800:

Seller ID: 81605

Keywords: FOREIGN TRAVEL::Far East Legend in Japanese Art characters, Folk-Lore Myths, Religious Symbolism, Illustrated Old Japan Illustrations, Fantastic and original Japanese woodblock print book encyclopaedia Woodblock WORLD MAP showing California as an island and Australia connected to Antarctica ships: Dutch, Japanese, Chinese & Korean port of Nagasaki MAP OF JAPAN EDO (Tokyo) with the Shogun’s Samurai armour & weapons, history, cooking, Samurai family crests, the TOKAIDO ROAD