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Tokyo Over Time Maps of Tokyo spanning the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries

This exhibit was created in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference (ICC) in Tokyo, 2019.

Bunsei kaisei Oedo ōezu : zen
Tenpō 3 [1832], 1832 and 天保 3 [1832]
Tōkyō shigai zenzu
1904 and Meiji 37 [1904]
Tokyo and vicinity, showing bombed-out areas

The purpose of this exhibit was to share virtually, with ICC attendees, Stanford's rich variety of maps representing Tokyo and its changes over more than a century's time, from 1832 to 1946.

At ICC, Tokyo 2019, Cartographic Metadata Librarian Emily Prince and Metadata Librarian Kimberly Durante presented on linking different versions of maps - the digitized and the georeferenced - across Stanford's various discovery environments: the Stanford Digital Repository, the library catalog SearchWorks, and EarthWorks, Stanford's online search tool for geographic information systems (GIS), maps, and other geographic datasets.

Also featured in this exhibit are a variety of additional resources for Japanese maps at Stanford, such as collections, academic topic guides, and other online exhibits. For more information, please see "Additional Japanese maps" under the Curated Features tab.