International Geographical Congress – International Cartographic Conference

A commemorative postage stamp on the International Geographical Congress and International Cartographic Conference :

1413 Three-dimensional World Map [Japan Stamp 1980]Issued by Japan

Issued on Aug 25, 1980

Issued for : A postage stamp was issued in commemoration of the XXIVth International Geographical Congress, which was held Sept. 1 to 5 and the Xth International Cartographic Conference meeting between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. Both of these assemblies, which are deeply concerned with human life on Earth, convened in Tokyo. About 3,000 participants from over 80 nations were scheduled to attend.

Design : The postage stamp has been designed with a map of the world and threedimensional graphic representation which symbolizes geography, producing the three-dimensional effect in refreshing coloring.

Designer : Mr. Fumito Otani

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen

Stamp Size : 22.5 mm x 33.0 mm

Quantity Issued : 26,000,000 stamps

Printing Process : Photogravure

About : 

  • The 24th International Geographical Congress and the 10th International Cartographic Conference was held in Tokyo, participated by about 80 nations.
  • Maps, ranging from basic ones prepared by government agencies to general city plans, road maps and those for sightseeing and travelling, are indispensable for economic and social activities in everyday life.
  • Further, geography makes important contributions in various fields including land use, environment and disaster prevention by pursuing interactions between man and nature in each region with the use of maps.

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