Large 4°. Introduction, index, 14 full-page lithographies in black and white and sepia, , blank, original tan wrappers with lettering, originally bound together with a blue string (front wrapper cracked along the ribbon, minor staining to the lower right margin, but overall in a good, clean condition).
Screen prints from a rare portfolio made at Bando prison camp in 1919, represent parts of the camp. Large 4°. 11 screen prints in black and white (title page and 10 loose images), inserted in original thin card folder with flaps and illustrated cover (folded slightly scuffed on the corners, lower flap missing, inside in a good, clean…
A unique and historically important artefact, being a highly detailed and beautifully coloured original manuscript map of Sendai, then the largest city in Japan north of Edo (Tokyo), and a major commercial centre of around 50,000 residents, built just across the river form the famous Aoba Castle, labelling all streeta, outlining all major cadastral lots and noting all key…
[Map of the Fire of Tokyo. Edited by the Relief Information Bureau of the Tokyo Imperial University] A very large and impressive map chronicling how the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923) and the resulting inferno, that was the greatest urban fire to date, destroyed much of Tokyo, based upon analysis conducted by academics at the Tokyo Imperial University, it…
A pictorial map of Hyogo in Japanese and English, made during the American occupation of Japan Colour lithograph, 76 x 54 cm (30 x 21.3 inches), verso text in blue (soft folds slightly worn, with tiny tears and holes on crossings, minor staining).
A highly attractive and engaging map of Yokohama, capturing the city during the height of its Meiji Era boom, when it was Japan’s ‘Window to the World’, being home to its largest foreign resident community, its busiest port, and on the forefront of technological and entrepreneurial innovation, published in the city by Tomigorō Ozaki. Copper engraving with original…
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