Japanese Maps : Kaihō Kyō Ezu 

Japanese Maps

<p style='text-align: justify;'> Pocket map of Kyoto, in Japanese. The title is reported in a mounted cover label. The colophon reports An’ei 3 (1774) as the date in which the map was revised and published, and Shohonya Kichibē as the name of the publisher. The map covers all of Kyoto (the area known as Rakuchū), as well as some of its surrounding hills (the area known as Rakugai), with relief shown pictorially, in a fashion that became typical for Kyoto maps in the second half of the 17th century, as the city and its outskirts, with their temples and shrines, historical sites, and other famous places, became popular travel destinations. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The map has a legend, and is oriented with north to the left. It is a wood block print, hand coloured, a single sheet folded into original titled covers. It has annotations in reddish/pink ink. Cover description: dark blue paper and flexible cover board; in the front, mounted cover title, in Japanese, black text on beige label and white label (with the Library's call no.: Japanese 48 and annotation "Miyako" in black ink - see Notes field); in the back, mounted bookplate of Biblioteca Lindesiana (at the base of the bookplate in pencil is the notation: "15/F"). </p>

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