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    Sale 2512 | Lot 249
    Price Realized: $2,375With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2512 Lot 249

      (JAPAN.) Tokaido Meisho Zue. Profusion of woodblock illustrations. 6 volumes. Large 8vo format, 10x7 inches, original blue paper wrappers with partial printed paper labels, a bit worn, newer stitching; internally nice with light marginal thumbing and minor scattered worming. Japan, Kansei 9 (1797)

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      Fine archive of prints illustrating life along the Tokaido Road by Masayoshi Kitao and Shunsensai Takehara. Woodblocks show views of the countryside, highway, shops, commercial activity, and scenes of everyday life on the path from Kyoto to Edo.

      together with:
      Miniature Tokaido Road map and guide book: Dai Nihon Saiken Dochu Ki. 11 color-printed double-page woodblock illustrations and other uncolored maps and prints. Oblong 12mo format, 2 3/4x6 inches, original stitched blue wrappers, light wear. Japan, circa 1840.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,375