Title: The Mineral Wealth of Japan
Publisher: Sherman and Co.
Publication Date: 1878
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Philadelphia, 1878. 8vo, wraps, 67 pp. An overview of the mineral wealth of Japan. Includes of a folding map at rear of Japanese mineral deposits. Hired by the Japanese government on a three-year contract from 1872 and 1875, Munroe was assigned to Yesso (now Hokkaido), in northern Japan, as Assistant Geologist and Mining Engineer with the Geological Survey of Yesso for the Hokkaid? Colonization Agency. Munroe was one of a group of foreign engineers (including Horace Capron, Thomas Antisell, A.G. Warfield and Benjamin Lyman) who conducted a land and resources survey of Hokkaid?, with the particular aim of developing its mineral resources. Munroe was assigned to work with Lyman on a geological survey after Antisell had been dismissed from his post due to personal conflicts with Capron. His work laid the foundations for the future coal mining industry in Hokkaido. [Wikipedia]. Front wrap foxed, contents near fine (including map). A well-preserved copy. OCLC 224319016. Bookseller Inventory # BOX1907
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