This is a monumental Japanese map of Japan prepared in, 1875 or Meiji 8. Covers the entirety of Japan inclusive of Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands. Cartographically this map, like most 18th century maps of Japan, harkens to the Ino Tadataka surveys of th
This is a monumental Japanese map of Japan prepared in, 1875 or Meiji 8. Covers the entirety of Japan inclusive of Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands. Cartographically this map, like most 18th century maps of Japan, harkens to the Ino Tadataka surveys of th
This is a monumental Japanese map of Japan prepared in, 1875 or Meiji 8. Covers the entirety of Japan inclusive of Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands. Cartographically this map, like most 18th century maps of Japan, harkens to the Ino Tadataka surveys of th

This is a monumental Japanese map of Japan prepared in, 1875 or Meiji 8. Covers the entirety of Japan inclusive of Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands. Cartographically this map, like most 18th century maps of Japan, harkens to the Ino Tadataka surveys of th

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Map size: 22 inches x 2 feet (60.96cm x 55.88cm) | Ready to frame in standard size frame (22x24) | Frame not included | Archival quality reproduction

This is a monumental Japanese map of Japan prepared in, 1875 or Meiji 8. Covers the entirety of Japan inclusive of Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands. Cartographically this map, like most 18th century maps of Japan, harkens to the Ino Tadataka surveys of the 18th century, though this example does exhibit considerable revision. Even so, the influence of the Meiji Ishin, or Meiji Restoration is evident in, the form of the prefecture structure adopted in, 1871. Stylistically, this map strays significantly from Edo period cartography prepared under the Tokugawa Shogunate, and, though issued early in, the Meiji period, exhibits considerable western, particularly British, cartographic influence. One curious aspect of this map is that it appears unfinished. Various empty cartouches appear throughout the map but are empty and no specific area is textually identified. This unusual omission may stem from a politic decision to discontinue the map in, anticipation of further revisions, or simply suggest that the completion of the map was interrupted for other, unknowable, reasons.

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