60 Odd Provinces # 39 Tajima by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: Tajima Province: Iwai Valley, Kannon Cave (Tajima, Iwaidani, Iwayakannon), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujűyoshű meisho zue)
1st Publication: December 1853
Size: Vertical ˘ban; 35 x 24.8 cm (13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Date of this edition: December 1853, very 1st edition
Publisher: Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei)
Condition: Lower margin trimmed, soiling, rubbing toning, slight fading, restored crack near the lower right section of the print. Fair to Good overall condition.
More about this print: Very rare 1st edition of this print, with dual color in the cartouche title
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