Japan is a well-mapped country, with a variety of geological maps available, and complete topographic map coverage available at several scales. Many Japanese maps are bilingual maps (Japanese and English); particularly the tourist maps. A few maps are in Japanese only; particularly the topographic maps.
Japan has a series of 1:200,000 geology quadrangle maps, plus an excellent series of Marine and Continental Geology maps. Several other maps are of interest, such as the eruption map of Izu Oshima.
Japan Geologic Map. 1:5,000,000. 1982. Geol. Surv. Japan. This map illustrates the generalized geology of the region. 55 x 69 cm. Bilingual.
1 sheet, folded
Japan Geologic Map. 1:1,000,000. 1987. GSJ. This 7-sheet map illustrates the classic subduction zone geology of the Japanese island arc. This is the most detailed and accurate map offering complete coverage of Japan. The map and 3-sheet legend are bilingual. Sheet size is 61 x 42 cm.
Japan Geology of Japan (text). 1977. GSJ. Excellent summary of the geology of Japan. Numerous diagrams, foldout maps, stratigraphic columns, etc. Softcover, 430 pages.
Japan Volcanoes Map. 1:2,000,000. 1981. GSJ. Illustrates the major active and inactive volcanoes of the region. Bilingual. 79 x 109 cm.
1 sheet, rolled
Sale price Japan Isotopic Age Map (and Metamorphic Map). 1:2,000,000. GSJ. 1975. Includes one sheet of ages of igneous rocks and a second sheet of ages of metamorphic rocks.
2 sheets, folded
Japan--Seismicity Map of Japan and the Kurils. NOAA. Ca. 1960's? A generalized black and white map showing earthquake epicenters.
Japan Geothermal Resources Map. 1:2,000,000. 1980. Geological Survey of Japan. This map depicts known geothermal fields on a generalized tectonic base map. It also shows heat flow contours, Quaternary volcanoes, and power plants. 78 x 109 cm. Bilingual.
1 sheet, rolled
Japan Coal Map. 1:2,000,000. 1973. Geological Survey of Japan. This map shows the numerous small coal fields of Japan. Information is given on the type and age of the deposits. 77 x 80 cm. Bilingual.
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Set of 41 sheets
Japan, Izu-Oshima--Geologic Map of the 1986 Eruption. 1:25,000. 1987. Geological Survey of Japan. This map shows the lava flows from the 1986 eruptions, historic flows, and generalized geology of the island. Data is included on pyroclastic deposits, vents, fissures, dikes, and more. The map is drawn on a topographic base map and is ideal for teaching about lava flows. Bilingual, map size is 51 x 72 cm.
1 sheet, folded
Sale, while supplies last (no rainchecks). Japan Marine Geology Map Series. Geological Survey of Japan. This map series covers the geology and sedimentology of the smaller islands and surrounding oceanic regions. The "Geology" maps includes a geologic map, cross sections, magnetic anomaly map, a free-air gravity anomaly map, and a Bouguer gravity map. The "Sedimentologic" maps include a sediments map, a size fraction composition map, a sand-silt-clay distribution map, a bottom features map, and an echo sounder profile map. Most of the maps are bilingual.
Index map for the series. Image of 64-8570Z