New Map of Tokyo with 1,300 Cho References by Nishinomiya Matsunosuke
Very scarce folding map of Tokyo sectioned and backed on linen; printed with water features in blue. Titled on the map as "New Map of Tokio. 1886. Divided into Ninth Ri Sections for measuring Distances. M. Nishinomiya". Engraver, G. Nakamura. Nishinomiya was the elder brother of Takejiro Hasegawa. In front pocket of the cover folder is the 11-page reference guide to the map; cho organized alphabetically at front; followed by an addenda with more areas. Guide also includes the map locations for the various Imperial Government Services; Legations and Consulates; Colleges; Hospitals, Libraries, Parks and Gardens, Theatres, Cemeteries, various Christian Churches, Chapels, Schools; Branch Police, Telegraph, Post offices and a Hotel (1) and a Restaurant (1) for Foreigners. This section followed by a small double-page ‘Sketch Showing the Treaty Limit’ as a map, also engraved by G. Nakamura, measuring approx. 15 x 19cm. Small, faint previous ownership stamp on one of the blank panels on the back of the map as well as on the front inner margin of the large map of Dr. George R. Brush, U.S. Navy, who served as a surgeon and medical inspector from 1861-1894. One back panel of map with a pasted-on printed Shinamono Haitatsujo Parcel Delivery list, by Name of Ku For the Districts of the City of Tokio. Map folds into the original red hardcover casing with a paper title label on front.
[Tokyo] Minami Saegicho, Kobunsha. Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, 1888.
The large map approx. 66 x 84.5cm; with an inset of Tsukiji Foreign Settlement;
In very good condition. A few small holes in the spine of the case, paper title label chipped; map a little darkened with minor age wear.