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O primeiro atlas brasileiro (1868) | Brasiliana USP

"In 1868, men came out and brought papers. We could not read them and they did not tell us truly what was in them. We thought the treaty was to remove the forts and for us to cease from fighting... When I reached Washington, the Great Father explained to me that the interpreters had deceived me. All I want is right and just." - Red Cloud

During the nearly two centuries of restricted foreign contact during the Edo period (1600–1868), the Japanese people still maintained a curiosity about foreign cultures. This map, published in the early 19th century, depicts an enormous archipelago representing Japan at the center of the world. Inset images and descriptions of foreign people, the distance from Japan to their lands: