21 Days – Old Map of Japan

This map was included in the book Beschryving van Japan (Description of Japan) by Engelbert Kaempfer. He went to Japan as the trading post doctor and took part in the journey to the Shogun’s court in 1890. For many years, his book was to be the standard work on Japan. The map is divided into ‘hans’ or domains ruled by the daimyos, the feudal lords. Higher Quality Here

Just like the old World Book encyclopedias, I could spend hours looking at old maps on wikipedia. There is so much information about Japan, the Dutch, and cross cultural interactions in the above map from 1890. How will people view the maps we have today in 2190?

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