Osaka Mainichi Shimbun. 1926.
Color pictorial map, sheet size 42 1/4 x 30 1/2 x inches (107x78cm), folding as issued to 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Two tears at upper and lower edges, minor splits at fold ends, splits at six fold intersections, but no paper loss. Overall clean and bright condition. A sugoroku game (a Japanese game which might be compared to backgammon) of graphically striking design A most unusual view of the world, strikingly similar to Richard Edes Harrison's "air age" maps of the world in its unusual orientation. Here we are looking across continents with the west at the lower edge of the map (the British Isles and Europe), Asian countries at the centre and the Americas at the upper edge of the map. Tokyo is marked at upper centre, but most striking, above that are the Statue of Liberty and the ??? tower. Two Japanese flags in upper border with flags of other nations in three other borders of the map. This scarce map reflects the outward looking ambitions of Japanese society at a time when nationalism was on the rise both in Japan and abroad. Item #54599