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Takahashi Kageyasu 1785-1829
Astronomer punished for the Siebold Incident
 
 
kyuko bunko kyuko doki
Ex-libris Ownership Stamp
Five types of ex-libris ownership stamps have been found. There is a red stamp "takahashi zosho" (takahashi zosho), a large red stamp "kyuki doki" (kyuodo ki) and a stamp done in the Roman alphabet "TAKAHASHI".
Reading and the size of the ex-libris ownership stamp
kyuko bunko(kyuko bunko): 76x18mm
kyuko doki(kyuko doki): 18x17mm
 
  Collection
  His Japanese and Chinese writings that were confiscated are stored at the Shoheizaka academy. His western books were held at the Momijiyama library and sent first to Tenmongata, then to Bansho Shirabesho (Foreign Literature Research Center).
 
  Name
  Common name: Sakuzaemon
Byname: Sisho
Pen names: Banbu, Kanso, and Globius
 
  Occupation
  Astronomer (astronomer to the Edo shogunate)
 
  Biographical Sketch
    Replaced his father, Yoshitoki, as astronomer to the shogunate in 1804 at the age of 20. His duties included administration of the shogun's library.
  He established the Bansho Wage Goyo, which was the department of foreign languages for the examination and translation of western scholarship, at Tenmongata (Astronomy Institute). He began work on the translation of Chomel's Dictionnaire œonomique. He was an adept linguist and made efforts to introduce foreign views, but was jailed for the Siebold Incident. He became ill and died while in prison at the age of 45.
  He created the "Shintei Bankoku Chizu" (New Universal Atlas), and under the supervision of Takahashi Kageyasu completed the "Dai-nihon Enkai Yochi Zenzu" (Atlas of Coastal Waterways of Greater Japan) surveyed by Ino Tadataka.
 
  Siebold and the Siebold Incident
    Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796 to 1866) came to Japan as a physician for the Dutch contingent on Dejima in Nagasaki. He opened a school at Narutaki located on the outskirts of Nagasaki to teach western medicine to scholars studying the West. In 1826 he traveled to Edo (old Tokyo), where he worked with many Western scholars. During this time he aggressively collected materials through which to study Japan. It was discovered that Takahashi Kageyasu had given Siebold maps of Japan, which were restricted from being taken out of the country. Siebold was thrown out of the country, and many of his associates were punished.
 
Stamped Material
Inleiding tot de algemeene geograpie.
"Inleiding tot de algemeene geograpie."
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Stamped Material
Algemeene aardrijksbeschrijving.
"Algemeene aardrijksbeschrijving."
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