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
Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu
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
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