Nakamura Hiroshi: SAKOKU MAE NI NANBANJIN NO TSUKURERU NIHON CHIZU. (Maps of Japan Made by the Portuguese Before the Period of National Isolation). Tokyo, 1966-67. pp. 1-224; xxv, pp. 225-427; xxiv and c.130 pp. b/w plates reproducing 70 maps, many double-page. B/w text illustrations and plates. A number of foldouts. 3 vols. 37x26 cm. Cloth.
A detailed and important study of Portuguese maps produced before the beginning of the Sakoku (the closure and isolation of Japan from the outside world) in 1635 under the Tokugawa. The study is exhaustive in that all known map depictions of Japan produced by the Portuguese prior to 1635 are shown, including many world maps where Japan is but a small part. Four page resume and three page list of contents in English. Main text in Japanese. Some rubbing and marks to covers. Damage to bottom of spine of Volume III. Internally fine. A scarce work on early maps featuring Japan.
Subjects: Maps and Atlases
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 552 in printed List 193.
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