Sale 2527 - Lot 313
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(JAPAN -- BROTHELS.) Yoshiwara Saiken. 70 woodblock-printed pages mostly comprising a lengthy contiguous street map of the red-light district of Yoshiwara with shops and sites well-advertised. 8vo format, 7x4 1/2 inches, original pale blue paper wrappers with later stitching, light wear. Japan, Keio 1 (1865)
with: Two circa 1870 carte de visite photographs, one showing several large Yoshiwara brothels; the other a standing portrait of a courtesan; 2 1/4x4 inches each.