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Original Illustrated Black Ships Manuscript

Superb find. Very rare

Original Illustrated Black Ships Manuscript Superb find. Very rare

Original Illustrated Black Ships Manuscript Superb find. Very rare

Record of the Arrival of American Ships.

 

Recorded by officers of the Mito Clan.

 

Hand written manuscript with illustrations. A fascinating account containing a wealth of information and impressions of the so called Black Ships. Also includes lists of the gifts exchanged between the two countries (the US presented the Shogun with a working model of a train which is also pictured here).

Dated 1854 (presumably written that year or very soon after).

94pp incl. 9 wonderful hand drawn illustrations and 9 blank pages at the rear of the book. 24.2 x 16.6cm.


In very good condition with some wear and staining to tops of pages. A few very minor worm holes.

 

b30020110

Original Illustrated Black Ships Manuscript

Price: ¥324,000




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