Bunken Edo oezu. [Tokyo]
$5000 / ≈ €4662
As is true with all maps of Edo from the Tokugawa period, the site of the Shogunal Castle (located in the center of the map) is left blank -- due in part to security concerns, although this feature clearly enhanced the Emperor's mystique. The large legend includes information on tides, pilgrimage routes, daimyo residences, star constellations, distances from Nihonbashi to various places in the City, lucky and unlucky days, and more.
The first map to bear the above title was published by Suwara Jiemon in 1727: for obvious reasons, the map was revised regularly. The first Kanamaru edition dates from 1778, and it too was revised regularly.
Reference: Edo zu somokuroku / Iwata Hoju. p. 102.
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