CD-11768

Antique Map of Okinawa by Ackerman (1857)

  • Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1857
  • Overall size: 23 x 29 cm.
  • Image size: 16 x 19.5 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled ‘Island of Great Lew-Chew'. Old map of the Lew Chew Islands (sometimes referred to as Loochoo, more commonly known as Ryukyu) is a series of islands in the Pacific Ocean off of the Asian coast. Today it is known as Okinawa, and is one of the island chains that constitute modern-day Japan. This map originates from 'Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy'. 

Artists and Engravers: Lithographed by Ackerman.