Large, early, woodblock printed folding map of Yokohama with interesting Eulenburg expedition provenance
[Japan] Impressive map of Yokohama dated 1859 by Gyokuransai Sadahide, who produced some wonderful woodblock printed ukiyoe. The original title slip is present and next to it is another label handwritten in German that reads, 'Andenken an die erste Ostasienfahrt. Seesoldat Albert Brandt. 1860', which translates to, 'Souvenir of the first voyage to East Asia. Marine Albert Brandt. 1860', indicating the original owner was a member of the Prussian marine unit attached to Count Eulenburg's expedition to Japan.
Edo [Tokyo], Bakurocho. Hozendo. 1859.
Approx. 191 x 69cm. (23.5 x 16.5 when folded).
In very good condition. Some wear, minor marks and faint stains but nothing serious. A few small old tape remnants and a few folds are starting to separate. Easily repairable if required but still very good as is. m33050952