A previously unknown manuscript map of Tokugawa era trade routes between Japan, Taiwan, and China.1781 manuscript map of Taiwan and the Satsuma Daimyo. This rare map covers from the southern shores of Kyushu south along the Ryukyu Islands (including Okinawa) to Taiwan and the coastline of mainland China. The powerful Satsuma Daimyo, which flourished and enjoyed special privileges under the Tokugawa Shoguns, controlled much of the territory shown here.
Taroko Gorge (Taiwan). 'Rising above the froth of the blue-green Liwu River, the marble walls (yes, marble!) of Taroko Gorge swirl with the colours of a master’s palette. Add in grey mist, lush vegetation and waterfalls seemingly tumbling down from heaven, and you truly have a classic landscape.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/east-coast/taroko-gorge
The Walami Trail (Taiwan). 'Part of a system of ‘Pacifying the Natives’ mountain routes under Japanese colonial rule, the Walami Trail runs deep into the heart of one of the best-preserved subtropical environments on the island. Monkeys battle in the trees, barking deer peek out from the underbrush and a host of native birds and butterflies flitter about.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan