Lithographs illustrating the 1857 edition of Matthew Perry's account of his expedition to Japan and the South China Seas.
After 200 years of self-imposed isolation, this US expedition of 1853 forced Japan to open its borders to trade with the countries of the West. Two artists accompanied the expedition and recorded in watercolor views of places and people unseen by Westerners for centuries. These lithographs were made from the paintings and daguerrotypes, and illustrated the edition of the account of the expedition published in 1857.   Each is titled and credits an artist or two or even three, and usually indicates the company that produced the lithograph and its location.
Dimensions given are of the images only, without rule lines or titles, and all are on full pages from the book.  The colors are original: they have not been tinted or the prints otherwise altered.
These finely detailed prints look very good framed, and we can do this to preservation standards for about $75 each.  Please e-mail us to discuss.
"Japanese Junk"
$60
"Street in Napha, Lew Chew"
 
"Chief temple, Hakodadi"
$50
"Funchal, Madeira, from the Curral"
$45
"Entrance to a temple at Hakotadi"
$55
"Hindoo costumes, Mauritius"
$45
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"Devotions in the great temple  Simoda"
$55
"View from Webster Island, Yedo Bay"
$50
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