Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 373

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(JAPAN.) Amerika Senchu Shokan Utamai No Zu. Ink and gouache on four sheets joined. 10 3/4x29 1/2 inches overall; minor spots of worm track. Japan, circa 1854

Additional Details

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.