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JAPANESE PICTORIAL MAP: 世界新漫画鳥瞰圖 [New Pictorial Bird’s Eye View of the World]



A 1923 pictorial map of the world by a Japanese manga artist Ogawa Jihei.


Colour lithograph, 78 x 110 cm (30.7 x 43.3 inches) (soft folds with small holes partly repaired with tape, tiny tears in margins, otherwise in a good condition).


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A Japanese pictorial map of the world represents countries through caricatures of inhabitants, historical figures, animals and local habits. The images are accompanied with short, often

The map. printed on December 25, 1923 and issued on January 1st, 1924, as a supplement to a magazine Kokusai Shashin Joho (The International Graphic Magazine), was made by a master 20th century Japanese illustration and a manga artist Ogawa Jihei (小川治平, 1887 – 1925) and a famous woodblock printer Senpan Maekawa (前川 千帆 1888 – 1960).

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