Japanese Map of the World by Nagata Hosei
[Japan] Impressive, Japanese, copperplate printed map showing the eastern and western hemispheres along with inset maps of the North and South Poles as well as explanatory maps of various geographical features such as islands, peninsulas, mountains etc. Nagata Hosei (1844-1911) was a gifted student who went on to become an educator who specialised in Hokkaido and the Ainu people. In 1873, he became the first Japanese person to translate the bible from English into Japanese.
Osaka. Okadazo (Copperplate printing by Kyosendo [Mori Kinseki]). 1875.
94.1 x 71.8cm (map size).
In good condition. Some old worm trails but the map has been professionally mounted on a hanging scroll. General minor age wear. m31120438