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  • February 23, 2003

UC Berkeley East Asian Library and David Rumsey Collaborate to Launch Japanese Historic Maps Online Library

The new website, Japanese Historical Maps from the collections of the East Asian Library at UC Berkeley has opened in February of 2003.  The Japanese Historical Map Collection contains about 2,300 early maps of Japan and the World. The collection was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library. Represented in this online collection are over 1,100 images of maps and books from this Collection. The maps were selected by Yuki Ishimatsu, Head of Japanese Collections at the East Asian Library, and scanned and put online by David Rumsey and Cartography Associates. The project was initiated by Peter Zhou, Director of the East Asian Library. Funding and project management is provided by Cartography Associates and the East Asian Library.

Tokaido dochu ezu byobu - a panorama of the Tokaido Road from Edo to Kyoto to Osaka, mounted as a folding screen, from the 17th century.

1 Comment on UC Berkeley East Asian Library and David Rumsey Collaborate to Launch Japanese Historic Maps Online Library
victoria Arney on May 1, 2012 at 4:18AM wrote:

This is a fantastic site. thankyou

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