The city of Yedo or Edo (now Tokyo) [detail].

Date Created

1670

Identifier

Hocken Collections Bliss: Double Oversize - NO Atl
s1

Publisher

London : Printed by Tho. Johnson for the author, and are to be had at his house.

Description

Between 1630 and 1830 Japan's borders were virtually closed to western visitors. The only Europeans allowed into Japan were the Dutch. Atlas Japannensis: being remarkable addresses by way of embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Emperor of Japan (1670) was based on the writings of Arnoldus Montanus (1625-83), a Dutch missionary. The map publisher John Ogilby "English'd, and Adorn'd" this large folio book, the earliest major work written on Japan. It contains over sixty black and white engravings and is packed with detail, including such subjects as murder in Japan, Japanese baths, Japanese tortures, wines and Whaling The engraving depicts the city of Yedo or Edo (now Tokyo). Dr Thomas Hocken visited Japan; his visit is noted on the title-page 'T.M. Hocken, Yokohama, March 1904.'

Contributor

Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683

Format

Intaglio prints
Engravings

Extent

420 mm

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Donated by Thomas Morland Hocken.

Source

Atlas Japannensis : being remarkable addresses by way of embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Emperor of Japan ... / collected ... by Arnoldus Montanus (London : Printed by Tho. Johnson for the author, and are to be had at his house, 1670), pp. 134-135 [detail].

Is Part Of

Atlas Japannensis.

Files

s1.jpg

Collection

Citation

Ogilby, John, 1600-1676., “The city of Yedo or Edo (now Tokyo) [detail].,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 23, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6039.