Map of the road between Hamamatsu and Edo (Tokyo), Japan, c 1690.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Engraving by William Hulett after a map by J G Scheuchzer, showing the route along which the Dutch tributary misions travelled to pay homage to the Shogun. Mount Fuji, the most famous mountain of Japan, is in the top right hand corner. From 'The History of Japan' (1727) by Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716). Kaempfer was a German physician working at the Dutch trading post in Japan from 1690-1692. On his return to Europe he wrote 'The History of Japan' which records many aspects of Japan in the Genroku period (1688-1704).