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  • GB 249 T-GED/22/1
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Illustrations of Japan.

This series is part of Patrick Geddes’ large collection of maps, plans, photographs, prints and drawings of countries and regions around the world. Much of this collection was part of Geddes' Cities and Town Planning Exhibition.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Mount Bandai

  • GB 249 T-GED/22/1/1633
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'The bottom of the crater of Bandai [ ] just after the eruption [ ] by V[ictor]. V[erasis]. B[ranford]'

Anon. [Victor Verasis Branford].

Title by [Patrick Geddes] in manuscript in blue crayon in bottom right corner.

Branford, Victor Verasis, 1863-1930, sociologist

Tokyo and Kyoto

  • GB 249 T-GED/22/1/1634
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  • Part of Japan

Two engravings of city views of Tokyo and Kyoto, each comprising two sheets, mounted on one sheet.

  • 'ledo' [Tokyo]; 76.8 x 26.9 cm on 79 x 32 cm sheet; 'Japan (Ma[k]a[ ] 1669' endorsed in manuscript in blue crayon in bottom right corner
  • 'Miako' [Kyoto]; 78.5 x 28.2 cm on 81.7 x 31.7 cm sheet; 'Japan (Mantan[ ] 1669)' endorsed in manuscript in blue crayon in bottom right corner


'85' endorsed in manuscript in pencil in bottom left corner on reverse of backing.

[Cities Exhibition.]

Pierre van der Aa, 'La Galérie Agréable Du Monde' (Leide, 1729), contained two views of ledo and Miako, each comprising two sheets (c. 37 x 25 cm each), (see Koeman, C., ‘Atlantes Neerlandici. Bibliography of terrestrial, maritime and celestial Atlases and Pilot Books published in the Netherlands up to 1880’ (Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1969-71), 1, p. 28, Aa9, map 3, map 4).