Tokyo. Shigejiro Fukuda. Seikokan book-shop. Meiji 40. 1907.
Color lithographic map 20 x 30 inches (51 x 74 cm) on sheet 22 1/4 x 34 1/4 inches, folding as issued into decorative color folder 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Map in very good condition; light wear to back cover of the folder. There is a pocket on the front paste down with nothing enclosed. A scarce and particularly interesting and detailed map of Tokyo at the beginning of the twentieth century. On a scale of approximately 1 mile to 3 1/4 inches (8 cm), considerable detail is possible with names of areas, buildings, etc. At lower left is an inset Map of the Vicinity of Tokyo, and at right an extensive legend, "Explanations" to detail on the map, including the designations for "The working line of the Elevated Railways; the proposed line of the Elevated railways; railways; the opened line of Tokyo Electric railways; the proposed line of Tokyo Electric railways; plus many types of buildings, offices, shrines etc. The map thus underlines the extraordinary speed of modernization that Japan, and Tokyo in particular, was undergoing. OCLC / WorldCat locates only one library holding at the University of Utrecht (dated as 1910). Publishing information in Japanese in the right border. Item #54727