Original woodblock print illustrated book - Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) - 'Ehon Edo Miyage' 畫本江戶土産 (Picture Book, Souvenirs of Edo), vol 4 - Japan - ca. 1850 (Edo period)
'Ehon Edo Miyage' 畫本江戶土産 (Picture Book, Souvenirs of Edo), vol. 4).
Illustrator: Andō Hiroshige 安藤廣重 (1797–1858).
Preface: Shotei Kinsui.
Publisher: Kikuya Saburo (Kinkōdō).
Date: ca. 1850 (Edo period).
24 folded pages with 28 colour woodblock prints. Including 20 diptychs. Complete.
Size: 18 x 12.3 cm (kohon).
Cover with minor signs of wear. Title vignette is partly missing. Small wormholes throughout the book, especially in the margins of the images. Other than that, the work is in good condition.
The lot will be packaged with care and sent by insured post with a track & trace code.
'Ehon Edo Miyage' is a series of 10 volumes published between 1850 and 1867. The first 4 volumes were published in 1850 and were related to the characters for the 4 cardinal directions. Whereby volume 4 was attributed to the North (Kita). This attribution was abandoned for later reprints.
The remaining volumes were added gradually.
After Hiroshige's death, Hiroshige II took volumes 8 through 10 upon himself.
'In Edo, books introducing meisho (famous places), meiten (famous shops) and meibutsu (famous products) were sold, much like modern day guidebooks. These guidebooks were used not only by people visiting Edo, but by Edo residents as well, holding the guidebook in one hand as they enjoyed travelling around famous places. These guidebooks also became popular as souvenirs from Edo.' (The National Diet Library)
See Smithsonian Libraries: https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/ehon-edo-miyage
- Libro illustrato originale con stampa xilografica
- Stampa a blocchi di legno policroma Nishiki-e (broccato)
- Carta, Inchiostro
- 1850 circa (periodo Edo)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
- Edo, Luoghi famosi, Guida turistica
- Titolo dell'opera
- "Ehon Edo Miyage" 畫本江戶土産 (Picture Book, Souvenirs of Edo), vol 4
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 18×12.3×0.9 cm