1786. Item #90776
[MEISHO-KI] Akisato Ritō & Takehara Shunchōsai. MIYAKO MEISHO ZU-E 都名所圖會 (都名所図会) 6 volumes. 27.2 x 18.7 cm. Kyôto, Yoshinoya Ihachi. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The colophon lists the original edition as being from 1780 [An'ei 9] and the copy at hand a ""recut, reprinted"" expanded edition published in 1786 [Temmei 6]. It is complete as such, in the original covers with printed paper title labels. There is final 2 page advertisement for the publisher's other ""meishoki"" geographical gazetteers. Very useful, and a very interesting guide to the Kyôto area in the late 18th century. The covers are a bit worn and soiled, the printing is good overall, the interior clean. A very acceptable example of the genre.