Amazingly detailed aerial illustrations of 1900s Japan

Cartographer Hatsusaburo Yoshida has mad skills with his detailed map illustrations of Japan’s cityscapes: he made these from talking to the dwellers of each city before drawing out the most important bits of each city. Wow.

Via Gizmodo

Japanese map illustrations

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