An Illustrated Description of Three Countries - Manuscript by Hayashi Shihei
Sangoku Tsuran Zusetsu [An Illustrated Description of Three Countries]
by Hayashi Shihei (1738-1793)
Contemporary handwritten illustrated manuscript. Dated Tenmei 5 (1785)
128pp. 23.2 x 17.8cm.
Fascinating descriptions of Ezo (Hokkiado and Ainu), Korea, Ryukyu Kingdom (Okinawa), and the Bonin Islands (Ogasawara Islands).
In good condition. Covers worn. Faint, old stain affecting lower parts of most pages. A few small worm trails affecting some pages. General age wear.