Rare contemporary drawing depicting the performers of Commodore Matthew Perry's "Ethiopian Minstrel Show", organized for the pleasure of Japanese officials aboard Perry's ship Powhatan during trade and commercial negotiations.
together with: 2 bound manuscript reports of the arrival of Perry detailing the Americans and Black Ships. Crude map of the ships in Edo Bay at the rear of the volume. 8vo format, 9 1/2x6 1/2 inches, contemporary stitched paper wrappers, worming.
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