This is a fantastic folding map of Tokyo from the latter part of the Edo period (1603-1868). This is a highly detailed map, with index on left, form the golden age of Japanese woodblock cartography. The map is oriented Northwest and shows about 16 miles of the city in the width of the map. Interstingly, there is a foldout extension in lower right portion of the map. On rice paper.
1864 Edo Period Japanese Map of Tokyo
Map Maker Specifics
Anonymous, 1864 c.
28 x 36 in. plus margins
Very good. Rice paper - folding map. Some toning, mostly in fods. Some marginal splits at edges. Well hand-colored.