1854. Item #87623
[EHON] TAGAWA Shundo, edit. & KURATA Togaku, artist. GAIBAN YÔBÔ ZUGA. [Edo], Toshundo Rojin, Kaei 7 . String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, with period [replaced] covers and no title labels, 2 vols., complete. 15.0 X 18.1 cm. The original edition. One double page woodcut color printed hemispherical map of the world, and all 44 full page color prints of people from all over the world - portrayed in somewhat fanciful native costume, largely in pairs, male and female. Each portrait has explanatory text on the facing page. Fascinating and unusual Japanese view of the human race at the time of Perry's arrival. [Kerlen 422 for 1854 edition; KSSM II 41-3] Very good impressions and colors, with some light staining, nicely restored. In custom clapsed chitsu folding case.