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Dai Nihon Kaigan jissokuzu

A collection of copperplate marine charts made in the early Meiji period. The Meiji government instituted the Hydrographic Section of the Navy Division of the Department of Military Affairs in the Tsukiji district of Tokyo in the 4th year of Meiji( 1871). In 1872, survey by Japanese themselves, in the port of Kamaishi in Rikuchu Province (present-day Miyagi Prefecture). Yanagi Narayoshi (1832 - 1891), hailed from the Tu clan, and was appointed to serve as the first director of the Hydrographic Department, which was established in a reorganization of the administrative setup in the 19th year of Meiji(1886). In one corner of the charts are noted items including position (latitude and longitude), tidal range, and the names of the survey team members. The collection contains charts that were made in the years up to and including 1878.Owing to differences of size, a single page contains more than one chart in some cases. In the original collection, a single page measures 53 cm by 69 cm, and a two-page spread, 106 cm by 69 cm. The thirtieth entry in the table of contents (Oshima Kamise Supplementary Chart) is contained on the same page as the ninth entry (Sazara Harbor, Ise Province). In some cases, the actual order in the binding is different from that in the table of contents.

Map of All Japan

No. 95. Published in 1878.

Coast of Kushunkotan

No. 28. The survey was conducted in 1873.

Eastern part of Hokkaido

No. 93. The surveying age is unidentified. Besides the four northern island groups of Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan, and Habomai, the chart shows the island of Uruppu. Hitokappu Bay and other anchorages on Etorofu are printed on the upper left, and Shakotan Bay of Shikotan and the port of Nemuro and other points in Hokkaido, opposite the northern islands, on the lower right.

Notsuke anchorage

No. 2. The survey was conducted in 1871.

Goyomai channel

No. 8. The survey was conducted in 1871.

Nemuro anchorage

No. 20. The survey was conducted in 1871.

Sutts harbour

No. 4. The survey was conducted in 1871.

Otaru bay

No. 5 The survey was conducted in 1871.

Fukushima bay

No. 69. The survey was conducted in 1874.

Port Ando

No. 36. The survey was conducted in 1874.

Noheji anchorage

No. 37. The survey was conducted in 1874.

Ohataura no ezu

No. 38. The survey was conducted in 1874.

Aomori anchorage

No. 52. The survey was conducted in 1874.

Mimmaya bay

No. 70. The survey was conducted in 1874.

Kamaishi bay

No. 1. The survey was conducted from the Kasuga in 1871. Longitude and latitude were measured at one location. The scale is 1/36,000, and depth is indicated in "hiro" (1 hiro = about 1.8 meters). Mountains are rendered in a magnificent hachure style.

Sketch of Oduchi bay

No. 99. The surveying age is unidentified.

Miyako bay

No. 3. The survey was conducted in 1871.

The skecth of Ishinomaki bay

No. 81. The surveying age is unidentified. The same chart also shows the Ishihama, Tomei, and Orinohama anchorages.

Gulf of Tokyo, sheet 1

No. 90. The surveying age is unidentified.

Gulf of Tokyo, sheet 2

No. 90. The surveying age is unidentified.

Gulf of Tokyo, sheet 3

No. 90. The surveying age is unidentified.

Uraga harbour

No. 91. The survey was conducted in 1875.

Enoshima anchorage and the coast of Kamakura

No. 86 (Yenoshima Anchorage) is based on a survey conducted in 1876.

Coajiro habour

No. 87. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Entrance of Tokyo bay from Kannonsaki to Koshiba

No. 47. The survey was conducted in 1873.

Izu peninsura form Ajiro harbour to Cape Manazuru

No. 88. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Ports of Mera dand Coura

No. 82. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Ports of Tago and Arari

No. 84. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Heda harbour

No. 85. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Izu peninsura from Irousaki to Tsumegisaki

No. 96. The surveying age is unidentified.

Shimoda harbour

No. 7. The survey was conducted in 1876 and revised in 1879.

Simizu harbour

No. 89. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Bay of Yenoura

No. 92. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Sazara harbour Province of Ise / Oshima Kamise hosoku no zu

No. 11 (Sazara Harbour, Ise Province) was published in 1872. It is not clear when No. 62 (Oshima Kamize Supplementary Chart) was conducted in 1873.

Fukuura bay

No. 77. The survey was conducted in 1875.

Uwajima bay

No. 68. The survey was conducted in 1875, and the chart was published in 1877.

The skecth of Tainoura

No. 72. The surveying age is unidentified.

The skecth of Wakamatsu ura

No. 73. The surveying age is unidentified.

Itsuhara and Azu harbours

No. 63. The survey was conducted in 1875.

Ajiro bay

No. 64. The survey was conducted in 1875.

Saigo harbour

No. 107. The survey was conducted in 1878.

Saganoseki

No. 66. The survey was conducted in 1875.

Sketch of Inokusi harbour

No. 94. The surveying age is unidentified.

Hayasaki channel

No. 104. The survey was conducted in 1878.

Yamagawa harbour in the province of Satsuma

No. 12. The survey was conducted in 1872.

Gulf of Kagoshima

No.26. The survey was conducted in 1872.

Strait of Amami-Oshima

No. 35. The survey was conducted in 1873.

Oshima Nazeko habour

No. 29. The survey was conducted in 1873.

Ryukyu islands

No. 34. surveyed in 1873. In addition, the Kerama channel and the ports of Unten and Sesoko are printed on the upper left, and the port of Naha, on the lower right.

Port Unten in Ryukyu

No. 18. The survey was conducted in 1873.

Naha Port in Ryukyu

No. 19. The survey was conducted in 1873.

Ryukyu Yaeyama islands and Ishigaki anchorage

No. 17 (Liu Kiu Yaeyama Islands) and No. 23 (Ishigaki Anchorage in Yaeyama Islands) was surveyed in 1873

Kerama channel

No. 24. The survey was conducted in 1873.

The skecth of Cheimurupo anchorage

No. 71. The surveying age is unidentified.

The skecth of Shuntempo

No. 67. The surveying age is unidentified.

The skecth of Chokumi bay

No. 74. The surveying age is unidentified.

The skecth of Chosan anchorage

No. 75. The surveying age is unidentified.

The skecth of Kahairio

No. 76. The surveying age is unidentified.

The skecth of Kiosei island and Kansan sea

No. 78. The surveying age is unidentified.

The skecth of Olbee island

No. 79. The survey was conducted in 1876.

Sketch of Tariangdou narrows and Uguchen bay

No. 98. The surveying age is unidentified.

Pusan harbour

No. 60. The surveying age is unidentified.

Entrance of Shoal gulf

No. 100. The survey was conducted in 1878.

Chohoko

No. 101. The surveying age is unidentified.

Shinpo ancharage, Broughton bay, Tokion bay

No. 102. The survey was conducted in 1878.