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Author: AO TOKEI.- JAPAN CARTOGRAPHY Title: Kokugen zen zu [ Atlas of the Japanese Provinces]
Description: Japan, Edo, 1828. 4to. 1 volume. W. a total of 41 double page coloured woodcut maps (1 General map of Japan and 40 very detailed maps). Original yellow limp Japanese paper binding, block-book form, stab sewn w. green thread through the bookblock as usual. (14 lvs.; 41 maps). (7 of the prelims. w. a 2 cm wormhole left of centre, hardly any loss of printed surface.). A very nice atlas with very detailed and decorative maps, the general map with extensive pencil annotations (20th c.?). All maps printed from 2 blocks w. Japanese characters. Colours used in the maps: green, light blue, red, yellow and black ofcourse.
Keywords: illustrated books woodcuts Chuban
Price: EUR 2200.00 = appr. US$ 2391.06 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 4980