[A New Map of Japan]


Third edition of a popular travel guide to Japan during the interwar years.

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This folding tourist map of Japan shows a pleasing aesthetic of exaggerated topography colored in green against a bright yellow background. Bold black lines indicate the routes of streetcars, railways, and roads, while steamship lines are highlighted in red. Labeled places of interest include notable landmarks, battle sites, Buddhist temples, gardens, and scenic areas (red backgrounds).

The islands of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu are depicted in the primary image, albeit in a slightly stylized form to best accommodate the information within the image. Hokkaido can be seen on the far right of the sheet, while inset maps of Chōsen (Korea) and Formosa (Taiwan) are on the left side. Advertisements and information on famous points of interest can be found on the verso.

Originally printed in 1893 (Meiji 25), this is the third edition issued by the Osaka Daily News, published in 1933 (Showa 8).

Map Details

Publication Date: 1933

Author: Osaka Daily News

Sheet Width (in): 42.40

Sheet Height (in): 10.00

Condition: A

Condition Description: A bit of light wear along fold lines and a few faint spots of discoloration confined to the margins. Very good overall.


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