1855. Item #90749
[EHON] TAGAWA Harumichi 田川 春道, edit. & KURATA Tôgaku 倉田 東岳, artist. GAIBAN YÔBÔ ZUGA. 外蕃容貌図画 Tôto [Edo] Ansei 2 . String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, with original covers and printed title labels, 2 vols., complete. 18.2 X 25.2 cm. One double-page woodcut color printed hemispherical map of the world, and 43 (of 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. Save the lack of title labels, collates identically with the Waseda University copy. (The one missing plate is of two American sailors). The 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, nicely restored. In custom clasped chitsu folding case.