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MS 7146 Map of Edo [Tokyo]

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 Page (96.5 cm x 71.3 cm)
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Place:
Japan
Tokyo -- Maps, Pictorial -- Japan
Date:
1849
Tokyo, Japan, Fujiya Kichiz┼Ź, 1849
Scope and Contents:
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.
Local Numbers:
ANTHRO CAT 398,576

USNM ACC 232,559

NAA ACC 85-2(part)

NAA MS 7146

NAA INV 10000003
Local Note:
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).
Topic:
Heraldry -- Japan -- depicted  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7146, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7146
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3649f2516-0717-4aa4-86f5-c6b888a66496
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7146

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