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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

A scarce Japanese map of the world issued in Meiji 19 or 1886. This map is significant for its incorporation of western scientific data into a Japanese map. Most importantly, this is one of the first, if not the first, example of European style comparative world mountains and rivers charts to appear as such on a Japanese world map – significant cartographic development given that similar world maps incorporating mountains and rivers chart only started appearing in American and European publications about three years earlier. The map covers the entire world on a double hemisphere projection. Some geographical features, such as Great Salt Lakes, are wildly exaggerated, but on a whole the map exhibits considerable accuracy. In the lower right there is a comparative chart illustrating the heights of world mountains with divisions by continent. In the upper left is a comparative rivers chart. In the upper right a beautifully engrave chart expresses time zones. A flag chart appears in the lower left. This map was published by Torakichi Maeda (èŽå?‰å‰?田). This map is rare with only one other known example held in the East Asian Library at UC Berkeley.

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