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    Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu

    Shows the world, based on knowledge from numerous famous Chinese and Japanese classics and Buddhism. Depths shown pictorially. Wood block print. Map and author, Hōtan, listed in Imago Mundi's Review of early cartography, v. 10, 1954. "... prototype of Buddhist world maps." Bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 94-37

    • Contributor: Sōshun
    • Date: 1710
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    Sankai yochi zenzu.

    Scale ca. 1:27,000,000 at the equator. Wood block print, hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows continents and oceans of the world at about 1600. Based on Matteo Ricci's World map which was published in China in 1602. Includes text. At head of text: Chikyū bankoku sankai yochi zenzu setsu. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Nagakubo, Sekisui - Ricci, Matteo
    • Date: 1785
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    Chikyū zenzu.

    Relief shown pictorially. Hand drawn copy of first map on copperplate in Japan. The paper has been authenticated by the Metropolitan Museum as 18th century Japanese paper. Originally published Tōto Shibamon, [Japan] : K. Shiba, 1792. Includes 8 ancillary maps, note, and col. ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 31-82 Vault

    • Contributor: Shiba, Kōkan
    • Date: 1792
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    Chōsen hachidō no zu : 5-mai no uchi, betsuni setsuari.

    Shows South and North Korea as a whole. Possibly copied from original manuscript map: Chōsen hachidō no zu by Hayashi Shihei; published by Suharaya, Ichibē Edo, 1785. Panel title. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "Baian zōsho no in " seal at the top right corner. Gift; G. Blair McCune; Shannon Wagner; Antoinette Bement; ...

    • Contributor: Hayashi, Shihei
    • Date: 1785
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    Sangoku tsūran yochi rotei zenzu

    Shows Japan, Korea, coast of China, and Ryūkyū Islands. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title from title piece mounted on cover. Worm holes in the map. Coordinates in Japanese on map of Sangoku tsūron zusetsu. "Chōsen, Ryūkyū narabini Karafuto ... " Kotenseki, v. 1, p. 391 (under Sangoku tsūron zusetsu, author, Hayashi Shihei, [suppl.] chizu, completed Tenmei 5 [1785]; Sangoku tsūran yochi rotei zenzu). Available also ...

    • Contributor: Hayashi, Shihei
    • Date: 1785
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    [Nihon yochi rotei zenzu.

    Scale 1:1,296,000. Woodblock print. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown pictorially. Japanese. LC copy annotated in black ink. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Nagakubo, Sekisui
    • Date: 1779