1952 Japan – Main Road Map


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Wonderful vintage colour lithographed road map of Japan. Single folded sheet printed both sides, one side in colour encompassing the full sheet, published in English. Large inset maps of Hokkaido, Tokyo and Yokohama, Kobe Osaka and Kyoto and Northern Kyushu. Also inset plans of all the major cities. Legend bottom centre and a Mileage Chart from Tokyo. Note on top right that the map has been approved by the Construction Ministry.

SKU: MW183 Categories: , ,

A rare piece of ephemera printed, one assumes for the fledgling tourist industry. We assume that this is the first edition of the map to be produced in English.The only other copy we can find in Australia is held in the Collection at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The National Museum copy is a later edition published in 1953.

Dimensions 109 × 76 cm
Map Maker

Anon / Nihon Chizu


Tokyo 1952


Colour Lithograph


Fine condition. Creases on folds as normal. Repair top right not affecting image.

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