I tried exploring here and there with the map ``Rekichizu'' which made the old map of the Edo period into a modern style

In recent years, the number of people who are interested in ``old maps'' has increased due to the influence of TV programs, but since they are different from modern maps in various ways, there are people who did not understand what was what even if they looked at old maps. there should be So, a graphic designer who is a lover of maps and route maps, Mr.

Toka Toka Design (@chizutodesign) created and released a map called `` Rekichizu '', which is a modern version of an old map from the Edo period. I actually searched to see if it was a map.

Map | Rekichizu

It looks like this when you access it. At first glance, it looks like modern Google Maps, but the place name that should normally be 'Tokyo' is written as 'Edo', and instead of the modern prefecture name, 'Musashi country' ' The names of the countries at that time, such as Sagami Province, Shimousa Province, and Kazusa Province, are used. It is assumed to be around 1800 to 1840 (Bunka, Bunsei, Tenpo years), which is the end of the Edo period, and the range is around Kanto.

It covers Kofu and Okitsu in the west, the center of the Izu peninsula in the south, and Choshi at the tip of the Boso peninsula in the east.

In the north, it extends to

Mt. Nikko Shirane and Kaminoseki Kawachi (modern southern part of Fukushima Prefecture).

Looking at the vicinity of Edo Bay, the sea routes used for shipping at that time, such as ``Edo-Hamano'', ``Edo-Kisarazu'', and ``Kanagawa-Otsu (the name of the eastern part of modern Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture)'' are displayed. was

I expanded Edo Bay further and tried to include Shinagawa and Kawasaki on the left end, and Hamano and Yawata on the right. If you are familiar with the geography of Tokyo and the Chiba area, you may feel that the bay is somehow cleaner than modern Tokyo.

When you display almost the same range as the map above on Google Maps, it looks like this. In modern times, reclaimed land in the bay has increased considerably, mainly in Koto Ward and Ota Ward, and you can see that the coastline is completely different from the Edo period.

If you take a look at the area around modern-day Tsukishima, you will find that there are only a few parts of the land, such as Ishikawajima and Tsukudajima.

Looking at the same area on modern Google Maps, I could feel that the areas around Tsukishima and Toyosu were reclaimed land.

Of course, 'Edo Castle' also exists on the brick.

The site of Edo Castle at that time is now the Imperial Palace. However, the moat that surrounded the castle has been passed down to the present day, and it seems that the topography of that time remains.

When I searched on the map, I found that the representative place names in modern Tokyo such as 'Yoyogi Village', 'Kamishibuya Village', and 'Harajuku Village' were 'villages' at that time.

``Rekichizu'' at the time of writing the article is under development, and in the future, ``function to compare old map and modern map on two screens'', ``function to display information when clicking on a point'', and ``route search function'' There are also plans to add various new features such as. You can find out more about the future roadmap and extensive references by reading the following pages.

Rekichizu | Map site with modern design

In addition, maps and designs have been creating old maps in a modern map style for a long time, and they have received a great response every time they are released.

in Review,   Web Service, Posted by log1h_ik