Uzen Province (Shogun era; now in Yamagato prefecture)

by Motonobu Aoo and Toshiro Eirakayu

Rare map of Uzen

Detail

Date of this map: ca. 1820

Dimensions (with margins): 33 x 27,5 cm

Condition: Very good. Original colouring. Strong woodcut print on Japanese rice paper on two sheets and clear image. Sufficient margins to frame.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: blanco

From: Kokugun Zenzu (Atlas of Japan, deluxe version)

 

 

 

 

Item number:
23611
Region:
Asia
Japan & Korea
Categories:
Recent Additions
Price (without VAT): 250,00 (FYI +/- $295,00 / £222,50)
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Uzen

Uzen (羽前国,Uzen -no kuni) is an ancient  Shogun province, situated in current prefecture Yamagata (Honshu).

After his revolution Emperor Meiji reformed the country and replaced the provincial administration by prefectures.

Kokugun Zenzu

The Kokugun Zenzu was an atlas made under the Tokugawa shogunate and given as a present to the favorite warlords. It contains more than 70 regional maps of Japan and was compiled by Motonobu Aoo and Toshiro Eirakayu.

Ino Tadataka

Based on the work of Japanese master Ino Tadataka (11 February 1745 – 17 May 1818). He  was a Japanese surveyor and cartographer. He is known for completing the first map of Japan using modern surveying techniques.

He surveyed Japan, a task, which consumed the 17 years of his life, covered the entire coastline and some of the interior of each of the Japanese home islands. During this period Inō reportedly spent 3,736 days making measurements (and traveled 34,913 kilometres), stopping regularly to present the Shogun with maps reflecting his survey’s progress. He produced detailed maps (some at a scale of 1:36,000, others at 1:216,000) of select parts of Japan, mostly in Kyushu and Hokkaido.

Statue of Ino Tadataka in Katori

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