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MS 7157 A bird's-eye view of Nagasaki

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Names:
Toshimaya, Bunjiemon  Search this
Extent:
1 Page (64 cm x 91 cm)
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Date:
Nagasaki, Japan, Toshimaya, 1778
Scope and Contents:
The document is a street map that shows Nagasaki, nearby topological features, and foreign ships in the harbor. Also shown is Deshima and the Chinese settlement. The map is oriented to the northwest. Included is a table that shows distances by land and sea to various places in Japan from Nagasaki.
Biographical / Historical:
The print is signed Onata Bunjiyemon, whose trade name was Toshimaya (also known as Bunkindō). He was a well known publisher for Nagasaki prints ca. 1770s-1790s. C. R. Boxer, in Jan Compagnie in Japan, The Hague, 1936, states that "the next oldest Toshimaya print which can be dated with certainty is a map of Nagasaki published in Annei 7 or 1778. The colors which predominate are yellow, greyish blue and black. The inscription on the left hand bottom corner includes a table of distances in ʹriʹ by land and sea to various places in Japan." He goes on to describe the map of which NAA manuscript 7157 is a print.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7157

NAA INV 10000013
Local Note:
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology, NMNH.
Woodblock print
Topic:
Nagasaki -- Maps, Pictorial -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7157, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7157
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3acc756d5-7e9e-4173-ae5c-c0bf24f22130
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7157

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