The document is a street map oriented to the west. It has a few illustrations to show ships in Edo Bay and some buildings. A large hollyhock family crest identifies Edo Castle, the seat of the Tokugawa shogunate government. The locations of residences of lords of the fiefs are identified with their family crests. Included is a chart that shows distances from the Nihombashi area to local temples, shrines, and other points of interest. A colophon identifies the publisher, place, and date of the map. An typed English caption provides a historical sketch of the rise of Tokyo.
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology, NMNH. See Hugh Cortazzi, Isles of Gold: Antique Maps of Japan (New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1983), and Jhon W. Dower, The Elements of Japanese Design: A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry, and Symbolism (New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1971).