Japanese Historical Map Collection

Creator of the archive / database
East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley
Access right (for the whole achive or database)
open access
Description (in English)

The Japanese Historical Map Collection is a project of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkley; the project exhibits its rare collection of old Japanese maps, most of which were derived from the Mitsui Collection (which had a total of 2,300 maps). It includes maps dating from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century, covering Japan’s three largest cities (Edo, Kyoto, and Osaka) as well as other local cities and tourist maps. High-definition images are provided through the website; however, only low-definition images can be downloaded.