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(JAPAN -- PERRY.) [U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in Japan, July 8th, 1853]. Manuscript scroll of ink lettering on 5 sheets of thin paper joined, woodblock kawaraban broadside tipped to right edge. 11x71 inches overall (printed illustration sheet 9 1/4x11 inches); some staining but no tears or other major damage. Japan, circa 1853
Official manuscript report announcing the arrival of Perry's fleet into Edo, mentioning the 4 Black Ships and their outfitted armaments (106 guns), officers, crew, etc. The attached contemporary woodblock kawaraban titled "Amerika Sen" is a fine detailed portrait of one of these ships.