Hakodate Sapporo Aomori Japan city plans 1914 detailed maps many features shownBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Aomori- Hakodate- Sapporo
Issued 1914, Tokyo, Japan by the Imperial Japanese Railway
Very detailed and quite scarce early 20th century folding city plan. Color lithographed.
With a profusion of details. Aomori plan has key containing 7 feautres, including a bank, hotel, red cross and telegraph office. Hakodate plan has key with 23 features, including hotels, post office, theatre, shrine, marine school, etc. Sapporo plan has key with 25 features named in key, including bank, theatre, red cross hotel, stature, shrine, temple, etc. All plans also show may other interesting features which include saw mill, dock yard offices, paper mill, drill grounds, military cemeteries, meteorological station, schools, colleges, experimental farms, Japanese Beer Company, hospitals, electric light companys, etc. etc.
As originally issued long ago on thin paper, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, inset tab at bottom left slightly wider than margin above it as seen, perforated library name stamped at lower left in reverse so it looks like braille and is easy to overlook or forgive , all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 4 1/8" H x 6 1/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 3 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].