Map Map of the Whole World.
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- Map of the Whole World.
- The first world map published in Japan appeared in 1645. Shown here is a popular version of that first map, published in 1671. It is divided into two parts: the right side contains an oblong egg-shaped world map with the east at the top, while the left side depicts people from 40 countries in national costume. The latter are arrayed in five rows of eight, depicting people both of existing countries, such as Portugal and the Netherlands, and imaginary countries, such as "Dwarf Country" and "Giant Country." These maps are thought to be based on older Western maps, obtained during the age of Japanese trade with Portugal, and on the world map by Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) obtained through China, rather than on the newer and more accurate maps by Joan Blaeu (1596-1673) that were brought to Japan by the Dutch.
- Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610 Associated Name.
Created / Published
- Kyoto : Hayashi Jizaemon, 1671.
- - 1671
- - Clothing and dress
- - Ethnic groups
- - Woodcuts
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 sheet ; 39.5 x 55.3 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: National Diet Library.
- - Content in Japanese.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Ricci, Matteo, Associated Name. Map of the Whole World. Kyoto: Hayashi Jizaemon, 1671. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668275/.
APA citation style:
Ricci, M. (1671) Map of the Whole World. Kyoto: Hayashi Jizaemon. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668275/.
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Ricci, Matteo, Associated Name. Map of the Whole World. Kyoto: Hayashi Jizaemon, 1671. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668275/>.