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Publisher: BAIKO-DO.
Title: Shinkö Nagasaki-no-zu.
Published in: Nagasaki, 1821
Size: 17.1 x 25.0 inches.
43.5 x 63.5 cm.

Original colours.
Condition: Japanese wood-block print in 4 colours. Two sheets joined measuring. Colours in pataan-technique.
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A bird's eye view of Nagasaki harbour. This is the reversed edition by Baikö-dö, originally published by Köju-do (1802).
In nagasaki harbour the island Deshima (the V.O.C. trading post) with the Dutch flag and Dutch and Chinese vessels. Nagasaki was the port city of the Hizen Province (now Nagasaki Prefecture), and after 1570 began to prosper from the trade with Portugal. The government imposed a policy of seclusion on Japan in the early 17th century and since Nagasaki became the only port open to foreign trade. All the Dutch traders moved their commercial houses their in 1641.
The piece of fan shaped land that juts out into Nagasaki Bay, attached to the shore by a bridge is the island of Dejima. Constructed in 1634 and first home of the Portuguese, later the Dutch traders. The map shows much activity of the foreign ships. In the bay are anchored Dutch ships and Chinese Junks. One Dutch ship, undertow by lines of tugboats, is firing its cannons in greeting.

All through the Edo period, Nagasaki along with Kyoto, Osaka and Edo was the scene of a flourishing publishing business in woodblock prints. Maps of Nagasaki were first published in the 1670s and from the 1770s on they came out in a constant stream.

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Reference: Kyoto-koten-dokokai, Kohan-Nagasaki-Chizu-shu 21, colofon illustration 13D.

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BAIKO-DO. - Shinkö Nagasaki-no-zu.

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