フィリピン詳密地圖 / Detailed Map of the Philippines. / Firipin shomitsu chizu.
1944 (undated) 42 x 28.5 in (106.68 x 72.39 cm)
1 : 1500000
A rare c. 1944 Japanese large format map of the Philippines. This is one of the largest single sheet maps of the Philippines we have come across and, accordingly, offers incredible detail throughout. Stylistically the map resembles those issued with the more commonly smaller format 'Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere' series. Nonetheless, the present offering give every indication of being a separate issue piece and is unique in many aspects. The amp features detailed topographic information throughout. It also employs shading to illustrated undersea depths. Most text is in Japanese, but some island names are identified in English, suggesting that the source for this map may have been British or American material. There is a large inset of Manila in the upper right quadrant. This map was created by Teruya Kawamata (川俣鐵也) for the South East Secretariat of Greater East Asia Province (大東亜省南方事務局). Published in Tokyo. We have only been able to identify a single example in any institutional collection, in this case, at the National Diet Library, Tokyo.
Good. Map exhibits some staining and discoloration. Wear on original fold lines. Backed on archival tissue.