1862 Japanese Sato Seiyo Map of the World on Mercator Projection

June 10th 2017 -

1862 Japanese Sato Seiyo Map of the World on Mercator Projection

1862 Japanese Sato Seiyo Map of the World on Mercator Projection. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS JOIN OUR WEEKLY MAILING LIST FOR NEWEST STOCK. Title: Kankyo Shinkan Yochi Zenzu (Newly Edited Map of the Whole World) Description: An impressive 1862 (Bunkyu 2) Japanese map of the world by Seiyo Sato. This is an enormous and graphically impressive map covering the entire world on Mercator’s projection and surrounded by 159 flags of various foreign nations. It identifies the routes of various explorers throughout with extensive annotation along the bottom of the map prepared by Sato Masayaoshi in 1861. All text is in Sino-Japanese characters, as was standard when this map was issued. While apparently outdated when compared to European maps of the period, this map was revolutionary in Japan where it was the first map to be issued on a Mercator Projection – thus ushering in a new global perspective in Japanese cartography. The text claims that this map follows an 1857 map of C. Sammler – most likely introduced to Japan by Dutch arms dealers in Yokohama, Edward and Henry Schnell, but we have not been able to identify this source map. It was engraved by Takeguchi Ryuzaburo and Kamimura Fukusaburo. The extensive annotation was composed by Tobikawa Yoshikuni and Kimura Takeshi. It was published by Yorozuya Heishiro in Edo. While occasionally appearing in institutional collections, this map is extremely rare with no record on the private market. Size: Printed area measures 54 inches high by 54 inches wide. Minor traditional repairs along some folds. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (40 – 50 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Antique Map Restoration Services: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1862 Japanese Sato Seiyo Map of the World on Mercator Projection” is in sale since Tuesday, May 30, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps\Pre-1900″. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Original/Reproduction: Original

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