Maps of Ezo, Sakhalin, and Kuril Islands

Description

This map was made by Fujita Junsai and published by Harimaya Katsugorō in 1854, around the time period when the Tokugawa shogunate started sending expeditions to the area of Ezo, Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands. Russia was also showing interest in this area at this time. Place names are identified and indicated in the Japanese katakana characters (the angular Japanese phonetic syllabary). Various land and sea routes in the Ezo area (now Hokkaido) are shown in detail.

Date Created

Subject Date

Publication Information

Harimaya Katsugorō, Edo

Language

Title in Original Language

蝦夷闔境輿地全図

Type of Item

Physical Description

1 color map, 115 x 92 centimeters, folded in cover in case 26 x 19 centimeters

Last updated: July 3, 2013