Kobe, Japan. Fuku-In-Kwan. 1906.
Folding map, printed color, 29 x 41 inches on sheet size 30 x 41 3/4 inches, folding as issued to 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Foxing on verso (not affecting map), single pinhole in each corner, a few lightly soiled spots and 1/8 inch separations at fold intersections, some soft creases from folding, overall good condition. Map is printed on two conjoined sheets. This striking map of Japan created under the direction of Takachika Okishio features Shikoku surrounded by 10 inset maps as follows: Chishima (Kurile Islands), Hokushu (Hokkaido), Ogasawara-Jima (Bonin Islands), Hachijo-Shima, Ioshima, Okinawa, Saki-Shima, Kyushu (Saikaido), Taiwan (Formosa), and Eastern Asia. Scale of main map 1:1250000. Features a Glossary and Explanation of Signs which include Towns or Railway Stations, Boundaries of Prefectures, Notable Places, Hot Springs, Water-falls, rapids, Volcanoes, Light-Houses, Gold, Silver, Coal-Oil, etc. The map of Taiwan measures 13 x 9 inches and is centrally featured. The Japanese Government Railway series of Travelers Maps of Japan appear to have been modeled after this design. Item #42358