Reoriented 1800 Japanese "Map of all nations." Koyano, Yoshiharu. Some European countries appear as islands in the north polar sea; North and South American states are strung in a long line. Remarkably transformed shape of the world with Japan at its center. Outlines of continents are greatly distorted despite the use of latitute and longitude, and an explanation of the degree concept. University of British Columbia. Library.