Tokyo | Map 1892 & 1914

Tokyo | Map 1892
Tokyo | Map 1892

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo | Map 1914
Tokyo | Map 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both maps date back to the times prior to the Hiroshima disaster. The general pattern of the road and water system has been unaltered. However, while the map of 1892 have more distinct segregation between land and water (marking clear distinction between transportation lines), the map of 1914 is more congested. On the formal observation, the waterlines have became thinner and complex even considering the fact that both maps are on different scale (1892 Map portraying larger context of Tokyo).

These maps are juxtaposed with more recent map of 1987 in next post.

Bibliography:

SEIDENSTICKER, E. G. (1970) Low CIty, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

 

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