Search for Digital Resources

Many old Japanese maps have already been digitised and are available online. But finding the resources, you are looking for, turns out to be very difficult sometimes. It is important that you have an idea about the different kinds of available databases, so that you know where to find which type of source. Moreover you have to know useful keywords in order to design your search in an efficient way.

On the following pages, you will find useful links to several digital collections of old maps and instruments that help you optimize your search.

If you use an online resource, make sure you have checked the TERMS OF USE. Many of the resources are labeled with the Creative Commons license. Check here what the different types of licenses mean.

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