Jun 23, 2022 - Sale 2610

Sale 2610 - Lot 274

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(JAPAN -- FOREIGN AFFAIRS.) Small archive of material relating to commercial relations with the west. Japan, 1840s-1850s

Additional Details

Manuscript report discussing foreign ships in Japanese waters. 21 pages with an ink drawing of a large clipper ship loosely inserted. 9 1/4x6 1/2 inches, contemporary card wrappers, later stitching; scattered worm track, illustration fine. Appears to be a response to rising alarm in Japan in the wake of James Biddle's arrival and attempt at negotiating with the Shogun. 1847.

2 volume manuscript report on foreign relations, approximately 100 pages. 9 1/4x6 1/2 inches, cord-stitched leaves; various staining and worm track. Circa 1840s.

Woodblock kawaraban of Commodore Perry being introduced to the Shogun. 8x11 inches, ample margins; very minor foxing. 1854.