Maps of Japan: From the Collection of Sir Hugh and Lady Cortazzi

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Maps of Japan from the Collection of Sir Hugh and Lady Cortazzi, now on loan to the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, is a unique and rare collection of old Japanese maps that integrate both European and Japanese perspectives on Japan from the early sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Areas of maps range from the Japanese islands to a map of a local city. It is not known how much of the collection is digitised.