[ISHMap-List] Map collection donated to Fukuyama Museum
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Fri Feb 28 08:37:33 CET 2014
Investment banker donates antique map collection to Fukuyama museum
'A collector has donated 848 items--including hundreds of antique
maps--to the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History in this city.
Hisashi Moriya, a 72-year-old Fukuyama native and former chairman of
Merrill Lynch Japan, amassed the collection over 30 years.
“I want Fukuyama people to learn about local history as drawn on maps,”
Moriya said about his donation.
The donations include 133 antique maps compiled in Europe and 210
antique maps and illustrations made in Japan. One of them, “Map of
Asia,” is believed to have been produced by Dutch cartographer Jacob
Floris van Langren in 1596.
The donated collection also contains books about how Europeans viewed
early modern Japan.
The museum plans to hold an exhibition showing more than 100 items from
the collection from April 24 through June 8.'
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