Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 110

Price Realized: $ 2,250
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(JAPAN.) [U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in Japan, July 8th, 1853]. Large woodblock kawaraban broadside on two sheets joined depicting the entrance of Perry's Black Ship squadron into Edo Bay. 14x22 1/4 inches sheet size, left and right margins narrow; minor weakening at folds. Japan, circa 1853

Additional Details

More of a close-up view of Perry's arrival than is commonly seen in contemporary kawaraban. Edo Bay is shown fortified with protections against foreign invasion. A listing of the Daimyo feudal lords entrusted with guarding the Shogun appears along with printed distances to America, England, Korea and several Dutch settlements.