1828 Japanese Illustrated MAP Edo Five Routes Dochu Samurai Woodblock Japan

ICHIZAEMON, Kichimonjiya

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An interesting 19th century woodblock-print of a map of the Dochu, published in the late modern period when travel to shrines and temples were flourishing for ordinary people. the revised version or the same route by Ichizaemon Kichimonjiya of Yoshimojiya Saemon and Suharaya Shigebe and others “Dochu German Guide Map” or “National Route Guide Map.” It is a maze-type road map of the most popular type that is easy to fold and carry. This ‘Dochu map’ (Guide map) published during the Edo period is printed on both sides with a wooden print on both sides depicting the Edo Five Routes where feudal lords with their samurai had to travel every other year to the capital following these routes. It is quite large measuring at ~101cm x 30cm.

 

This 19th century edition map includes the names of post towns on the routes with the distance between the towns and the fare for baggage based upon whether it was carried by horse or man!

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1828 Japanese Illustrated MAP Edo Five Routes Dochu Samurai Woodblock Japan

 

An interesting 19th century woodblock-print of a map of the Dochu, published in the late modern period when travel to shrines and temples were flourishing for ordinary people. the revised version or the same route by Ichizaemon Kichimonjiya of Yoshimojiya Saemon and Suharaya Shigebe and others “Dochu German Guide Map” or “National Route Guide Map.” It is a maze-type road map of the most popular type that is easy to fold and carry. This ‘Dochu map’ (Guide map) published during the Edo period is printed on both sides with a wooden print on both sides depicting the Edo Five Routes where feudal lords with their samurai had to travel every other year to the capital following these routes. It is quite large measuring at ~101cm x 30cm.

 

This 19th century edition map includes the names of post towns on the routes with the distance between the towns and the fare for baggage based upon whether it was carried by horse or man!

 

Item number: #9355

Price: $499

 

ICHIZAEMON, Kichimonjiya

 

National Route Guide Map (Douchuu Hitori Annaizu)   

道中獨案内圖.(どうちゅうひとりあんないず)

 

Ōsaka : Takehara Kōbē… [et al.], [1828]

 

Details:

  • References: Kazutaka Unno, “Machizu to Dochu” (Directed by Taku Nakamura, “New Edition of Japanese Old Map Taisei” Kodansha, 1974) 41-44; Kazumasa Yamashita “Edo period read on a map” Tsuji Shobo (1998); Kazuhiko Yamori “Old map and landscape” Chikuma Shobo (1984); Geospatial Information Authority of Japan;
  • Language: Japanese
  • Size: ~39.75in X 11.75in (101cm x 30cm)

 

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9355

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

ICHIZAEMON, Kichimonjiya

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent