Imp. Lemercier & Cie., Paris. [n.d. c.1880.]
Lithograph, with very large margins, rare. 451 x 316mm (17¾ x 12½").
Jean Baptiste Sebastien Krantz (1817-1899), the French engineer and politician. He was responsible for the 1867 Paris Universal Exhibition. He spent twenty years developing the French railway system and gave advice to Matsukata of Japan. The two studied the topographical maps of Japan and Krantz suggested that the first major undertaking should be a line from Tokyo to Osaka.
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