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Map of Japan
Written by a doctor of Tokugawa Shogunate, Katsuragawa Hoshu, based on accounts of Daikokuya Kodayu who came back to Japan in 4th year of Kan'ei (1792) with Adam Laksman, a Russian envoy, and were presented to Tokugawa Shogunate in 1794. The records depict activities of Kodayu while he stayed in Russia for about 10 years after drifting ashore in Russia in the second year of Tenmei (1782), as well as geography, history, industry, customs and other topics in 12 volumes In addition to the ten maps, utensils and clothes brought back by Kodayu were drawn in color and are compiled into two scrolls. Designated as National Important Cultural Properties of Japan in the 5th year of Heisei (1993).
The map is captioned "Map of entire Japan prepared in 1786," but is said copy of a map of Japan published in 1679. Original size: 47.2cm and 72cm.