32 Uchida, Masao a brief description of the America’s 222


Description: Meriken yochi shiryaku.

Uchida, Masao

71 folia. Contemporary publisher’s wrappers, 26 x 27,8 x 1,8 cm. (Exteriors slightly rubbed. Rare geographical work published in a 12-volume series from 1870 to 1880, compiled by Uchida Masao (1842-1876). Masao was one of 15 students sent to The Netherlands by the shogunate in 1862. While studying abroad he collected his sources which he later published as a brief description of world geography, this being the volume on the America’s. His voluminous work was selected as one of the textbooks for the new Meiji school system and features many carefully reproduced illustrations intended to attract the readers. The main text and engravings are printed in traditional Japanese woodblock style on double leaves. Illustrated with various woodblock plates within the text and 2 coloured maps, i.e. one single page map of North America and one double-page map of both North and South America.)
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