This is a collection formerly held by a Kyoto City-based businessman, Takashi Otsuka, of about 470 maps of Kyoto created during the period from the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji era. Akihiro Kinda (1946-), a professor of Kyoto University, did research on these maps, which led to the donation of this collection to Kyoto University. Otsuka systematically collected rare maps, including Miyakonoki (都記) (ca. 1624-1626), which is a map of Kyoto City and the extant oldest published city map in Japan.

The catalogs and the reference book of the collection are published:
目録『京都大学所蔵古地図目録』(2001)
展示会図録『近世の京都図と世界図:大塚京都図コレクションと宮崎市定氏旧蔵地図』(2001)
金田章裕「左・右京図と京大絵図」『古代荘園図と景観』(1998)
 

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