A Voyage to All Countries, Complete Volume with 3 Woodblocks

by Kyosai (1831 - 1889), Hiroshige III (1843 - 1894), and Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

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A Voyage to All Countries, Complete Volume with 3 Woodblocks by Kyosai (1831 - 1889), Hiroshige III (1843 - 1894), and Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

Kyosai (1831 - 1889), Hiroshige III (1843 - 1894), and Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904) Original Japanese Woodblock Book
A Voyage to All Countries, Complete Volume with 3 Woodblocks

Series; A Voyage to All Countries, 1870 - 1876
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A Voyage to All Countries - Written by Kanagaki Robun, "A Voyage to All  Countries" (Bankoku kokai/Seiyodochu hirakurige) was released in 30 installments between 1870 and 1876, featuring illustrations by Kyosai, Hiroshige III, and Yoshiiku. The story depicts the grandsons of Yajirobe and Kitahachi, the protagonists from Jippenshu Ikku's earlier "Tokaidochu hizakurige" (Shank's Mare Tokaido), on their way to visit an exhibition in London. The pair leaves from Yokohama, passing through Shanghai, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, Ceylon, Suez, Cairo, Alexandra, Marseilles, Paris, Gibraltar, and Southampton along the way. Each book features a few black and white diptych illustrations along with many pages of text. Subjects include landscapes and interactions with foreigners, along with some humorous situations, such as encounters with wild animals, including an octopus. The first time we've seen this interesting series.

This complete volume - This complete volume of "A Voyage to All Countries" includes 3 black and white diptych woodblocks. It has a paper cover featuring embossed flags from different countries and the series title, and a traditional stab binding.

Artist - Kyosai (1831 - 1889), Hiroshige III (1843 - 1894), and Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

Size - Diptych 6" x 7 7/8" + margins as shown; overall size 7 1/8" x 5 3/4" x 1/4"

Condition - Prints with good detail as shown. Creasing at edges. Binding intact. Please see photos for details.

A Voyage to All Countries, Complete Volume with 3 Woodblocks by Kyosai (1831 - 1889), Hiroshige III (1843 - 1894), and Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
A Voyage to All Countries, Complete Volume with 3 Woodblocks by Kyosai (1831 - 1889), Hiroshige III (1843 - 1894), and Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
A Voyage to All Countries, Complete Volume with 3 Woodblocks by Kyosai (1831 - 1889), Hiroshige III (1843 - 1894), and Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

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