Five maps of Tokyo (Edo), comprising:
Woodblock map of Edo, Edo: Suhara Mohei, 1761, (618 x 855mm.), blue cloth folding case [Christian Heuer, bookplate], dampstaining--Woodblock map of Edo (Edo ezu), Edo: Okumura Kihei, Koka period (1845-48), original price Yen 4.000, (890 x 684mm.), stained, backed on paper--Woodblock map of Edo, coloured (Bunken kaiho oedo ezu), Edo: Suhara Mohei, 1851, (653 x 892mm.), expertly repaired--Large engraved map of Tokyo (Meiji Tokyo zenzu), 1876, (1940 x 1450mm.), hand-coloured, worn with occasional staining--Matsui, C. New map of Tokyo. Tokyo: Tsuchiya & Co., 1888, (650 x 827mm.), dissected and backed on cloth, map bound in red cloth boards with small booklet and index map of Japan in pocket, [Dr. Hans-Peter Kosack, ink stamps; Christian Heuer, bookplate] (5)
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