Nanbei Burajiru Oyobi Arzentin Tokou Annai [Travel Guide to Brazil and Argentina in South America]

[Tokyo]: Nihon Yuubin (Japan Post), 1927. Five double-wide leaves, folded to make [20]pp., including one double-page map, illustrated with photographs. Original wrappers, cover printed in four colors, stapled. Folded as issued. Minor wear and dust-soiling. Very good. Item #4806

A very rare, if not unrecorded brochure issued by the NYK Line, touting the adventures awaiting Japanese travelers to Brazil and Argentina during a period of rapid and robust emigration of Japanese citizens to South America. The text provides information on the steamer lines from Japan to South America, Japanese colonies in Brazil, specifics about traveling within Brazil and Argentina, the costs involved, necessary preparations travelers should take, detailed costs for travel to the continent, lists of relevant agencies, and more. Each page or double-page opening is illustrated with a photograph along the top, picturing landscapes in South America or Japanese immigrants or travelers experiencing life in Brazil and Argentina. The double-page map of South America shows travel routes through Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Peru, with a smaller inset map showing travel routes from Japan to South America. We could locate no copies in OCLC.

Price: $1,250.00