Une nouvelle collection de cartes japonaises
La bibliothèque de l’Université de Manchester a numérisé une partie de sa collection de cartes japonaises et les a intégré dans sa base des données “The University of Manchester Library Image Collections (LUNA)”.
Accès à la base de données.
The Japanese Collection, assembled by the 25th Earl of Crawford in the 1860s and 1870s and purchased by The John Rylands Library in 1901, is not large by international standards, but it contains manuscripts and printed books of great interest and rarity. Amongst them are a number of 18th and 19th century maps together with topographical or geographical books and manuscripts.
A full list of the collection was completed by Professor Peter Kornicki and published in the Bulletin of The John Rylands Library.
The aim of this project was to select and digitise a number of maps and associated books and manuscripts from the Library’s Japanese Collection in order to preserve and make them available for teaching, research and study purposes. At this stage, 28 maps, predominantly published in Japan during the Tokugawa or Edo period, have been selected; the maps represent the whole of Japan or its cities, such as Kyoto and Edo (current Tokyo).
Because of their format and fragility comparison side-by-side is very difficult; digitisation can be an ideal approach in making possible the close comparison and contextualisation of a range of maps with related material.