Title: An Illustrated Japanese Woodblock Print Book on World History and Geography, 1888
A Japanese woodblock print book on History and World Geography from a Western colonialist perspective, dating from the 21st year of Emperor Meiji, with focuses on Asia and Africa. From Siam to Saudi Arabia, Mozambique, this volume quickly goes through numerous destinations, with English lettering of various cities, landmarks, and countries throughout. This book was most likely produced as an educational piece to teach history from a largely Western perspective for a Meiji era Japan, when the effects of imperialism where being felt sharply post-isolation.
This book is richly illustrated with Japanese woodblock artwork throughout, and there are also Two folding maps tipped in at the end.
One volume in octavo, 47 leaves + 2 pages. 96 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape. The volume are worn down and peeling, the back especially so. There is worming present throughout the bottom of the volume, with the page edges being worn as well. The map of Asia and the Middle East is in extremely poor shape, being extremely worn and frail.