Tenmon Bun’ya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern)

Made:
1677 in Japan
maker:
Harumi Shibukawa
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Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing dimensions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by Shibukawa Harumi
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Japanese star map. Tenmon Bun'ya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bunya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map with wooden case by
Science Museum Group Collection
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Tenmon Bunya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map with wooden case by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bunya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map with wooden case by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bunya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map with wooden case by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tenmon Bun’ya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map with wooden case by Shibukawa Harumi (1639-1715), Japan, 1677. Combines Shibukawa's systematic astronomical observations with concepts from Chinese field-allocation astrology. (see note)

This star map was made by Harumi Shibukawa, official astronomer to the Japanese Edo court. He was one of the first people to use a telescope in Japan after the instrument was introduced by European traders.

The map combines Shibukawa’s systematic observations with concepts from Chinese astrology, so that the stars could be used to predict events in different regions of Japan.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
2007-1
Measurements:
overall (print alone): 1050 mm x 550 mm
overall (with mount & hanger): 1820 mm x 800 mm
type:
woodcut - print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • cartographic material
  • map
  • visual and verbal communication
  • cartographic material
  • map
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • relief print