Ogawa, K. and Crizuka, Mataro (comp.): THE CHARMING VIEWS IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN. Tokyo, 1904. 7 pp. introductory text, folding map and 174 b/w plates each with an accompanying page of descriptive text. 35x26 cm. Embroidered silk covered boards. Stitched. Japanese style.
Introductory text by Crizuka, photographic illustrations by Ogawa. The work was produced, it seems, to promote tourism in Japan through the railway companies of Japan and the scenic areas and sights whence their networks reached. The descriptive text for each scene cites the railway company which operates to that particular place. Includes a number of views of Korea. The seven pages of introductory text discusses the railway companies, their development and operations. Text in English. An excellent copy of a rare work.
Item 490 in List 203.
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