Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 105

Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(JAPAN.) Kyoto Ezu. Woodblock map with outline hand-coloring. 16 3/4x22 1/4 inches, folding into original self-wrappers with printed paper label; covers a bit worn, map with a small repair at left edge, else excellent. Kyoto, Tenmei 8 (1788)

Additional Details

Showing the scope of destruction the city of Kyoto suffered during the great Tenmei fire of 1788. The fire lasted for three days and engulfed virtually the entire city, including the Imperial Palace. The dark outline circles the area which was destroyed and the larger brown colored area indicates the likely origin of the fire. A contemporary ink annotation to the verso relates the date and occurrence of the event.