Tōkyō : Monbushō, Meiji 6 .
A Meiji-period illustrated textbook on geography compiled by the government. Books such as these were used after the opening of Japan to trade in the Meiji period to introduce scientific information from overseas to the Japanese population. Woodblock-printed, with several illustrations, including one in colour of a world map.
Original wrappers, slightly soiled and stained, binding string cut. On double leaves, traditional East Asian binding style. Occasional small exownership stamps, very light staining to the upper margin of the last few pages, otherwise in nice condition. 1 v., complete. 13 l. 23 x 15 cm. Text in Japanese.