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Manuscript on high quality mulberry paper, entitled: NARABAYASHI, Chinzan

About this Item: A richly illustrated manuscript, important and influential in the history of medicine and surgery in Japan, revealing the introduction of European medical knowledge in Japan, through Ambroise Paré's Chirurgie, Scultetus's Armamentarium Chirurgicum, and Spigelius's Opera. This is a luxury copy (only one similar set survives, at Nagasaki), in oblong folio format, and written and finely illustrated on fine thick mulberry paper. Our manuscript contains 134 exquisitely drawn and richly hand-colored illustrations. Chinzan (or Eikyu) Narabayashi (1648-1711), belonged to a family of professional interpreters in Nagasaki and became proficient in the Dutch language. He had contact with several Dutch physicians on the island of Dejima and their influence inspired the young Japanese to forsake his profession to study medicine. By 1691, the shogunate offered him a position of "official physician." Narabayashi learned Western medicine from the Dutch doctors on Dejima and from them he acquired an edition of Paré's Chirurgie in 1688. That very copy remained in the family until 1891 when it was presented to Tokyo University Library. It was destroyed during the 1923 earthquake and fire. "Geka Soden" is based on the masterworks of Paré, Scultetus, and Spigelius and also took into consideration oral instructions given by Dutch physicians to Narabayashi, along with his own theories derived from his own surgical experiences. The text also reflects Chinese influences including the explanation of in-yo (the positive and negative) and applying prescriptions used in Chinese medicine. There are considerable similarities in structure in the first part to Chin Jikko's (or Chen Shigong, 1555-1636) Geka Seiso or Waike zhengzong [trans.: Principles of Surgery], first published in China in 1617. In 1706, Narabayashi's "Geka Soden" first appeared in manuscript in three parts or volumes and copies were immediately made (the original manuscript seems to not survive and the text was never printed). THE MANUSCRIPT: Our copy of "Geka Soden" is in three oblong folio volumes. The first volume - "Geka Soden" - is unillustrated. It is a general discussion on the pathology of diseases and their treatment. There is a Preface dated 1706 by Kaibara Ekiken (1630-1714), the most famous scholar in Japan at the time, and who was familiar with Western science, especially botany. The second volume is "Kinso tetsuboku-bu" and the text and illustrations clearly derive from Paré, Scultetus, and Spigelius along with information received from Dutch doctors on Dejima and readings of Chinese texts. The numerous illustrations are very finely drawn and are in rich fresh colors. There are illustrations of the opened skull, many kinds of saws and surgical instruments, a trepanned head from the front, a levatory placed on the trepanned head, the bandage of Galen, a dry suture to heal a facial wound, a patient with an eye injury, treatment of a hair lip, a bandage on a mutilated arm, dismembering knives, restorations of dislocated shoulders, restoration of a dislocated spine, extension of a broken humerus, surgical tools to remove bullets, amputation of a leg, removal of an arrow and a dart from the leg and thigh, more surgical tools, etc., etc. While the human figures in the illustrations are in Western dress, they have "orientalized" faces. The third volume is entitled "Orandakoku yaku yu shuge" - describes various medications and oils, many of which clearly come from Dutch pharmacopoeias. Others derive from Narabayashi's own experiences and from Chinese medicine. The name of each medicament is followed by its source, therapeutic effect, herbs and other materials used, and method of preparation. It is finely illustrated with depictions of distillation apparatus, furnaces, cooling vessels, and receiver and storing flasks which Narabayashi saw at Dejima. The distillation apparatus is clearly Western. Our fine and beautifully illustrated manuscript consists of three parts - the only texts ori. Seller Inventory # 5974

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Published by Routledge 1987-01-01 (1987)

ISBN 10: 0887386857 ISBN 13: 9780887386855

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About this Item: Vols. 130-197. Hoboken, 2000-2016. Mostly reprint. Seller Inventory # 51240

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HEINE, Wilhelm (1827-1885)

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About this Item: G.P. Putnam & Company, New York, 1856. Folio. (20 x 14 inches). 12 ff. letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints (one tinted portrait of Perry on india paper mounted from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine hand-coloured views by Heine [two of these chromolithographed, seven printed in two colours on india paper mounted]), all printed by Sarony & Co., all mounted on thick card with smooth glossy backings. Text in the original yellow pictorial wrappers, expertly rebacked to style with purple cloth, the plates loose as issued with the text within a half purple morocco and period purple cloth portfolio, yellow pastedowns and flaps, cloth ties. All within a black morocco backed box. An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan: the very rare deluxe, hand coloured issue on card. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, among the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves . none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced tinted (though with some plates with several colors) on regular paper and a very rare deluxe hand-coloured issue on card (like the present example). The plates are numbered and titled as follows 1. [portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On-na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. Two distinct issues of Heine's work were published: a regular issue with hand coloured plates on thick card; and the deluxe issue, like the present, with more elaborate hand coloring and on thick cards with glossy paper backings. The deluxe issue is considerably more rare than the regular issue. Bennett, p.53; McGrath American Color Plate Books 123. Seller Inventory # 34436

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BROWNELL, Charles de Wolf (1822-1909).

Published by January - April, 1897. (1897)

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About this Item: January - April, 1897., 1897. Oblong 8vo., (4 x 6 inches). 32 fine double-page pencil drawings of places from San Francisco to England, captioned and dated by the artist (some later childish sketches on blank pages at the end. Original linen cloth over boards sketchbook, inscribed by the artist: C De W. Brownell, Bristol, R.I., USA on the front cover. Brownell a landscape and still-life artist born in Providence, Rhode Island "sketched and painted some of the most distinctive scenery of any American artist, he had a natural scientist's curiosity for the minute details of nature, and made voluminous sketches in both pencil and watercolor of specific nature studies as well as more complete landscape compositions. He kept meticulously detailed notes of his surroundings, both as inscriptions on individual sketches as well as in a series of picture diaries [as here]. Brownell's pictures broadly follow the style of the Hudson River School; he painted many oils and watercolours of the same New England views popular with other landscape artists of the time, as well as subjects drawn from the vicinities of his family's properties in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Brownell's most significant contribution to American landscape painting, however is his body of landscapes of the island of Cuba, which he first visited in 1853. Free from financial worries, Brownell traveled extensively throughout his life, and seems never to have stopped sketching. In all his works, there is a strong sense of place, of a particular location sensitively recorded at a specific moment in time. Brownell's sketches are souvenirs of the many places he visited. They were intended as such; each is annotated careful in clear script, with date and location generally recorded along with vantage point, common and botanical names of plants, and other relevant information. Brownell kept these sketches to remind himself of precisely what he saw at various times and places as, in effect, a visual diary that could rekindle his memory. Bound by the artist into books, these sketches were kept in his possession until his death" (Zachary D. Ross "Charles de Wolf Brownell: A Decade of Travel, 1856-66" pages 5-6). The sketches in this volume are of: Near Granger Jan 1897; Island off San Francisco - Farraleon Feb.2.97; Entrance of the Great Inland Sea - of Japan Sinonoreki Mar.8.1897; Inland Sea - Japan. 8th Mar. 1897; Inland Sea - Japan M.9.1897; Inland Sea - Japan Mar. 1897; Inland Sea - Japan M.9.1897; Inland Sea - Japan Mar. 1897; Inland Sea - Japan M.9.1897; Jakaboko - Papenberg - Massacre Island - below Nagasaki - Whence the Jesuits (270) were thrown - (by old accounts, 40,000 natives) Mar.10.1897; Trees nearly leafless - Shanghai River - Yenesei - Mar.13.1897; Shanghai Mar.13.1897; Approach to Singapore - Mar 24.1897; From Singapore - Mar 25 1897; Singapore Mar.25.1897; At Penang 1897; At Penang 1897; At Colombe - Ceylon Apr.4.1897; Cape Guardafin Ap.1-.1897; Arabian Coast - Straits of Bab-el-mandelo Ap.11.1897; In the Red Sea - Ap.11.1897; S. Shore - Enrance of the Gulf of Suez - Apr.16.1897; Galeta - off Tunis - P.M.7th.Ap.1897 - Cape Bon - A.M. p.22. 1897; Galeta - Later Apr.22.1897; Galeta - Farther West - Apr.22.1897; Algiers Apr.23.1897; Sierra Nevada Apr.25.1897; Sierra Nevada Apr.25.1897;The "Billings" - off the Coast of Spain - N. of Lisbon Apr.27.1897; Beachy Head - S. Coast of England Apr. 30.1897; Dover - Apr.30.1897. Seller Inventory # 001756

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Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition: HEINE, Wilhelm (1827-1885)

HEINE, Wilhelm (1827-1885)

Published by GP Putnam & Company, New York (1856)

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About this Item: GP Putnam & Company, New York, 1856. Folio. (20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches). 12 ff. letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints (one tinted portrait of Perry on india paper mounted from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine hand finished views by Heine [two of these chromolithographed, seven printed in two colours on india paper mounted]), all printed by Sarony & Co. Expertly bound to style in half purple morocco over period purple cloth covered boards. An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, among the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves . none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced tinted (though with some plates with several colors) on regular paper [as in the present copy] and a deluxe hand-coloured issue on card. The plates are numbered and titled as follows 1. [portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On-na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. Bennett, p.53; McGrath American Color Plate Books 123. Seller Inventory # 25141

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MONTANUS, Arnoldus (1625?-1683). - OGILBY, John (1600-1676).

Published by London: Tho. Johnson for the Author, 1670. (1670)

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About this Item: London: Tho. Johnson for the Author, 1670., 1670. Folio (16 x 10 2/8 inches). Engraved title-page, letterpress title-page printed in red and black, five fine large double-page folding engraved maps and views of Batavia and Japan (that of Iedo creased), 20 double-page views, plans and scenes of Japanese culture, illustrated throughout with engraved vignettes of life in Japan, head-pieces and initials. (some minor spotting, occasional marginal worming, repair to foot of 3D2). Late 19th-century half speckled calf (rebacked to style). First edition in English, "English'd, and Adorn'd with above a hundred several sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; Master of His Majestie's Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland." First published as "Gedenwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maetschappy in't Vereenigde Nederland aen de Kaisaren van Japan" published in Amsterdam in 1669, a year earlier in Amsterdam. An attractive copy of Montanus's rich cornucopia of accounts from emissaries of the Dutch East India Company, with an AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR JOHN OGILBY TO THE FIRST EARL OF SHAFTESBURY, THE LORD ASHLEY, dated October 15th 1670, laid down on the front paste-down: Received of the Right Honourable the Lord Ashley by the hand of Mr. Tho: Stimpson the fund of four pounds ten shillings being [some words obscured by Ogilby] for the 2 first volumes of my English Attlas, that is to say Affrica & Japan. I say received John Ogilby". Anthony Ashley-Cooper (1621-1683) was a prominent English politician in the interregnum period during the reign of Charles II. He was a patron of John Locke, who attended him initially as his physician, and as his secretary. In 1663 Ashley was one of the eight Lords Proprietors given the title to a large tract of land in North America that became the Province of Carolina. With Locke he co-wrote the "Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina" in 1669. "Exceedingly rare. The plates to this work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. Apart from these, this book remains one of the most curious of the numerous works of travel in the Orient during the 17th century" (Cox I:325). Cordier Japonica 384; Lowndes 4, 1719; Wing M-2485. Seller Inventory # 002168

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About this Item: Vols. 10-67. Tokyo, 1958-2015. Reprint. Seller Inventory # 02145

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About this Item: London: Printed for the translator 1727., 1727. 2 volumes in one. Folio (13 4/8 x 9 inches). Additional engraved title-page, letterpress title-pages printed in red and black, list of subscribers, Appendix bound at end of volume 2 before the plates. Fine large engraved folding map of Japan, and 4 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE engraved plates, most double-page and or folding (one or two short tears). Contemporary speckled calf (rebacked preserving the original spine). First edition in English, and internally a FINE AND BRIGHT COPY. Kaempfer, originally from Lemgo in Germany, was an inveterate traveler from an early age. In 1681 he went to Sweden and joined a Swedish trade mission destined for Persia. He arrived in Isfahan in 1685. While the embassy waited for over a year to be recognized at the Persian court, Kaempfer studied the language, geography, and plants of the region. Rather than return to Sweden with the embassy, Kaempfer joined a fleet of the Dutch East India Company and spent several years exploring Persia and Java. In 1690 he was appointed a member of a Dutch trade mission bound for Japan. His resulting "History of Japan." is an encyclopaedic and profusely illustrated description of the Japanese flora and fauna, government and industries, and it remained the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan for over a century. Sir Hans Sloane acquired Kaempfer's botanical specimens after the author's death, and had this translation by his librarian Scheuchzer prepared from the original manuscript. Cordier, Japonica p. 414-15; Cox I:332; Garrison-Morton 6374.11; See Nissen BBI 1019 note; Wellcome III:376. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 72lib32

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OSAKA-KOBE

Published by Osaka: Kawachia Yoshisuke and Kawachia Kahe'i, tempo 7 [1836]. (1836)

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About this Item: Osaka: Kawachia Yoshisuke and Kawachia Kahe'i, tempo 7 [1836]., 1836. OSAKA-KOBE. [A Great Map of the Osaka-Kobe Region.] Osaka: Kawachia Yoshisuke and Kawachia Kahe'i, tempo 7 [1836]. 18 unevenly sized sheets, joined (46 x 52 inches). MAGNIFICENT FOLDING WOODCUT WALL MAP OF THE OSAKA-KOBE REGION OF JAPAN, printed on rice paper, on 18 sheets of varying sizes, showing the coastlines between Kobe and Osaka to the south, and north into the interior mountains bounded to the east by the Yodogawa River, depicting a detailed road system, rivers and other forms of communication, all surrounded by explanatory text, publishers information and date at lower left corner (one or two small neat old repairs, some repaired wormholes to folds); folding into original blue/green front paper cover, lettered on recto A SUPERB, IMPORTANT, and detailed Edo period Administrative wall map of the Osaka-Kobe region just to the south west of Kyoto. The clearly defined system of roads and rivers, was an important part of the trading communication structure of the internal economy of Japan. Japanese cartographers are known to have acquired knowledge of surveying and map engraving through their cultural links with Korea and China as early as the 7th century AD. The earliest surviving map made in Japan dates from the 14th century. European map-makers first attempted to show Japan in their maps in the mid 15th-century (Fra Mauro, 1459), but even in 1540 Muenster's map of the New World still showed Japan as "zipangu", and it is completely absent from his "Die Lander Asie nach irer Gelegenheit bisz in India werden in diser Tafel Verzeichnet". The earliest western view of Japan was heavily influenced by the discoveries of the Jesuits. In 1640 Japan closed its borders to foreigners: the "barbarians" from the West, and two centuries, Japanese ports were closed to all but a few Dutch and Chinese traders. During this period very little new knowledge was gleaned, and it wasn't until the 18th century when maps by Valck, de Vaugondy and others started to show a better outline of the country, even incorporating Japanese characters into the images. In 1690 Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) was appointed a member of a Dutch trade mission bound for Japan. His resulting "History of Japan." is an encyclopaedic and profusely illustrated description of the Japanese flora and fauna, government and industries, and it remained the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan for over a century. Not until the mid-19th-century, when this map was printed did the West regain any significant contact with Japan. Early in 1852, American President Millard Fillmore ordered Matthew Perry (1794-1858) to take command of the East Asia Squadron for the purpose of establishing official relations with the government of Japan. "Perry's naval and diplomatic experience and his personality - a combination of sternness, tact, and integrity - were ideally suited for this delicate assignment. He devised an effective, two-step strategy. He arrived with four warships at the mouth of Edo (Tokyo) Bay in July 1853 demanding that a high-ranking nobleman accept a letter for the emperor from the president requesting that American vessels be allowed access to Japanese harbors. If the letter were refused, Perry's ships would proceed by force to the capital. After the Japanese reluctantly received the letter, Perry immediately departed. He returned with twice the number of ships in February 1854 for the answer. Aware of the humiliation China had suffered in the Opium War with Britain and impressed by Perry's combination of firmness and restraint, the internally divided Japanese leadership agreed to the Treaty of Kanagawa on 31 March 1854. This convention gave U.S. vessels access to the ports of Hakodate and Shimoda for provisions and refuge, and it provided for the stationing of a U.S. consul at Shimoda. There was no agreement to allow trade, but Perry anticipated correctly that the creation of a consulate would lead to commerce. Perry's mission was a turning point for Japan on the road. Seller Inventory # 72map376

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About this Item: English Translation Vols. 83-99. Hoboken, 2000-2016. Mostly reprint. Seller Inventory # 03271

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A Treatise of Japaning and Varnishing, Being: STALKER, John; and

About this Item: Printed for and sold by the Authors, Oxford, 1688. Folio. (14 1/4 x 9 inches). [8], 84pp. 24 engraved plates. (Old repair at lower edge of one plate, minor age toning). Expertly bound to style in period calf, covers bordered with a gilt double fillet, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt Very rare complete copy of an early English pattern book of Oriental designs. This pattern book for decorating furniture and "smalls" contains a comprehensive account of lacquering techniques of the period and a suite of twenty-four plates by an anonymous artist, engraved with over sixty designs of flowers, birds, insects, and landscapes in the Oriental manner. The work was an important source book for early ceramic designs, particularly Viennese porcelain, and includes a comprehensive account of the techniques to be employed in japaning, gilding, burnishing, the production of glass-prints, varnishing and various trompe-l'oeil techniques amongst others. "We have laid before you an Art very much admired by us, and all those who hold any commerce with the Inhabitants of Japan; but that Island not being able to furnish these parts with work of this kind, the English and the Frenchmen have endeavored to imitate them, that by these means the Nobility and Gentry might be compleatly furnisht with whole Setts of Japan-work, whereas otherwise they were forc't to content themselves with perhaps a Screen, a Dressing box, or Drinking-bowl, or some odd thing that had not a fellow to answer it: but now you may be stockt with entire Furniture, Tables, Stands, Boxes and Looking-glass-frames, of one make and design, or what fashion you please; and if done by able hands, it may come so near the true Japan, in fineness of Black, and neatness of Draught, that no one by an Artist should be able to distinguish 'em" (Epistle to the Reader and Practicioner). Three variants are recorded without priority, each with slightly varying imprints and some without Parker's name on the title: this issue with Parker's name and both the Parker and Stalker imprints. The work is rare and copies are frequently incomplete owing to the common practice of removing such patterns for use as transfers. A fine copy with all plates present. ESTC R229848; Wing S5187A; Hofer, Baroque, pl. 17; Percival "A Treatise on Japaning" in The Connoisseur (1929) 84:153-163; Rostenberg English Publishers in the Graphic Arts, p. 98, no. 54. Seller Inventory # 30589

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KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716); SCHEUCHZER, Johann Caspar (1702-1729), translator.

Published by London: Printed for the translator, MDCCXXVII [1727]. (1727)

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About this Item: London: Printed for the translator, MDCCXXVII [1727]., 1727. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2 volumes, folio (34 x 23 cm.): [12], lii, 391, [5], [2], 393-612 pages; Appendix: 75, [3], 11, [1], 11, [5] pages. Title page in red and black, preceded by engraved title page in Latin ("Historia imperii Japonici"); list of subscribers; 7 engraved maps (4 folding, 2 double-page) and 38 engraved plates and plans (6 folding, 27 double-page), plates 37 and 37 reversed by both present (occasional browning and foxing). Bound in contemporary full brown calf, spines gilt, raised bands in seven compartments, red and green morocco title and volume number pieces, housed in custom clam-shell box (old repairs to joints, overall wear to extremities). PROVENANCE: 19th century armorial bookplates of the Heathcote family of Hursley Park, Hampshire, with motto "Deus prosperat justos." Remainder of title: ".of its temples, palaces, castles and buildings; of its metals, minerals, trees, plants, animals, birds and fishes; of the chronology and succession of the emperors, ecclesiastical and secular.together with a description of the Kingdom of Siam. Written in High-Dutch by Engelbertus Kaempfer, M.D., physician of the Dutch Embassy to the Emperor’s Court; and translated from his original manuscript, never before printed, by J.G. Scheuchzer, F.R.S. and a member of the College of Physicians, London." FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE OF THE FIRST SCHOLARLY TREATMENT OF JAPAN IN ANY LANGUAGE. Kaempfer, originally from Lemgo in Germany, was an inveterate traveler from an early age. In 1681 he went to Sweden and joined a Swedish trade mission destined for Persia. He arrived in Isfahan in 1685. While the embassy waited for over a year to be recognized at the Persian court, Kaempfer studied the language, geography, and plants of the region. Rather than return to Sweden with the embassy, Kaempfer joined a fleet of the Dutch East India Company and spent several years exploring Persia and Java. In 1690 he was appointed a member of a Dutch trade mission bound for Japan. His resulting work, The History of Japan, is an encyclopaedic and profusely illustrated description of the Japanese flora and fauna, government and industries, and it remained the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan for over a century. Sir Hans Sloane acquired Kaempfer’s botanical specimens after the author’s death, and had this translation by his librarian Scheuchzer prepared from the original manuscript. REFERENCES: Cordier, Japonica pp. 413-15; Cox I:332; Garrison-Morton 6374.11; Nissen BBI 1019 note; Wellcome III:376. Book. Seller Inventory # 72JFP043

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KOREA.

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About this Item: Korea: 19th-Century. Folio (13 x 6 4/8 inches). 13 fine double-page manuscript maps in black ink and wash colour, on native paper (11 4/8 x 11 4/8 inches) laid down on heavier contemporary stock (some occasional pale staining). Contemporary brown paper wrappers, title in manuscript on the front cover (back strip worn away, edges frayed). A beautiful manuscript atlas with maps of Korea, each of the eight provinces of Korea, followed by China (showing the great wall), the Ryuku Islands, Japan, and the whole World. From the oldest known examples "(perhaps from the sixteenth century) to almost the end of the tradition in the nineteenth century, the content and structure of traditional Korean maps such as these examples changed very little. The map of the world (or Chonhado) presents Korea, China, and their East Asian neighbors surrounded by rings of exotic, mythical lands and peoples and reflects the traditional Korean view that the world was flat. Being a peninsula, Korea stood out on the map and was close to China, the classical center of Asian civilization. Korean military security concerns about China and Japan stimulated the creation of maps such as the one of Korea only, which provides information on the military and naval defenses of Korea’s eight provinces" (Library of Congress online). Korea itself, a state founded by Chinese colonists, was rarely independent. First it was a Chinese satellite, then it achieved independence for a short time during the disorders in China and, after suffering Japanese invasions in the south, finally became subject to China again. Consequently, Korean literature, science, and art were strongly influenced by Chinese or Japanese examples. Korean cartography, in particular, was most influenced by China and wholly follows Chinese models and Chinese methods. As Asia's oldest civilization, China anticipated Western knowledge of the compass, said to be invented in 1100 B.C., the gnomon and the water-level. Astronomical methods were early used to determine the position of points and the first maps produced are said to have been made in about 2000 B.C. However, until the end of the 4th century B.C., Chinese scholars assumed the world to be a square, the greater portion of which was taken up by their own country. At this time hints of a new cosmogony began to reach China from India, and the world maps changed their shape in consequence. The Indian doctrine of Taoism held that China occupied only 1/81 of the earth's surface and was surrounded by an ocean, beyond which were other countries, separated by concentric rings of ocean. The mythical Chinese work, The Classic of Mountains and Seas (Shan-hai-ching), completed in about 250 B. C., was strongly influenced by these Taoist philosophies and dominated Chinese, and in consequence Korean, mapmaking for many centuries to come. The Shan-hai-ching contained not only maps, but also representations of distant lands and peoples, with pictures of fantastic men. RARE. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 72lib1224

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FRIEDLANDER, Lee; LEE FRIEDLANDER

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About this Item: 1986. FRIEDLANDER, Lee. Cherry Blossom Time in Japan. With 25 photogravures by Friedlander. Oblong Folio, 395 x 530 mm, bound in publisher's pink cloth and matching slipcase by George Wieck. New York: Haywire Press, 1986. A superb collection of 25 photographs by Lee Friedlander, each photogravure is signed and numbered in pencil on recto. These groundbreaking images appear as examples of radical picture-making even years later. Friedlander daringly takes on the subject in the black and white and allows for compositions bordering on visual chaos, resulting is a new kind of beauty. The cherry blossoms serve as a precursor for much of Friedlander's late landscape work, which was exhibited to acclaim his retrospective organized by The Museum of Modern Art in 2005. Number 28 of an edition of 50 copies. A little wear to the slipcase, but otherwise immaculate. Seller Inventory # 164176

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SEJIRO, Miyake; KIMONO DESIGNS

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About this Item: 1907. [SEJIRO, Miyake]. 4th Kimono Obi Belt Design Competition.volume 6 Kyoto Meiji 40 1907. 106 original gouache designs mounted back to back ranging in size from 330 x 275 to 475 x 320 mm. Folio, 535 x 385 mm, bound in a contemporary light blue Japanese block book cloth binding with paper label. Kyoto, 1907. An extensive collection of original designs for Maru Obi, the most formal of the traditional decorative cloth worn around the middle of a kimono by the Kyoto kimono draper, Miyake Sejiro. These well achieved, large scale gouaches display an array of Meiji design sensibility featuring natural subject matter intertwined with geometric and abstract elements. Although not named on the title, this album was originally acquired as part of an archive from Miyake Sijiro Shoten. Covers with some edge wear, some of the gouaches a little scuffed, but overall they are clean and bright and well persevered in the album. Seller Inventory # 164052

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Three accordion-style oblong folio albums (355 x: SWEETS, Japanese)

About this Item: Ca. 1950-59. A magnificent collection of 114 original drawings of regional traditional Japanese desserts, most of them manufactured for tea ceremonies, by Eisen Kato. Kato, born to a samurai family, was a well-known Kyoto artist most famous for his portraits. He received important portrait commissions of prominent people and several of these works are now in the Kyoto National Museum. He was the disciple of Bairei Kono (1844-95), the famous painter, book illustrator, and art teacher at Kyoto. Kato was commissioned, amongst other important projects, to ornament the Seigen Temple near Kyoto and to provide paintings to the Higashi Hongan Temple in Kyoto. The first volume contains the most finished illustrations - 56 in all - of the desserts and are all executed on mica-impregnated washi paper. Each contains Kato's notes regarding the name of the sweet, name of the maker and location, and a stamp with the artist's name. Many of these companies are still manufacturing these sweets. The other two volumes contain another 58 slightly less-finished drawings of desserts on regular washi paper. Each of these contain Kato's notes, again in his hand, describing each confectionary product, its name, and the manufacturer's name and place. All the illustrations bear an illegible stamp but we believe it to be another version of Kato's chop. The illustrations in all the volumes are highly detailed and richly colored. Japanese desserts (wagashi), so disappointing to some Western palates, are one of the glories of the Japanese table. These albums can be dated by the mention on one of the illustrations of Crown Prince Akihito's wedding which took place in 1959. Preserved in a very elegant wooden box. Seller Inventory # 3414

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Two finely illustrated scrolls, with title label: KYOTO LANDSCAPES

About this Item: Japan: mid-Edo. Two very handsomely illustrated scrolls, richly heightened in color and gold, of landscape scenes just outside the capital city of Kyoto in the four seasons of the year. The first section of the first scroll depicts temples and shrines from the Fushimi area, just south of Kyoto. The most important scenes include Inari jinja, Zuikoji, Sekihoji, Daigoji, Sanboin, Ogura hasu ike, Kasagiyama Mountain, Kizukawa River, Jonan jinja, Hatsukashi no mori Forest, Anrakujuin, Seiganji, Rokkakudo, Toji, and the Yodo River (with a poem). The second section of the first scroll has scenes of the Uji area including Byodoin, Obaku san, and Hyakujo ishi. The second scroll depicts Shimogamo omiya jinja, Shokokuji, Kamigoryo jinja, Imamiya jinja, Wake ikazuchi miya, Daitokuji, and other scenes from the Ohara area, the northeast side of Kyoto, including the pond Migiwa no ike (with poem), Kuramayama Mountain, Kifune sha, Yashio no oka, Bodai taki waterfall, Kamiyagawa River, Tokiwa no sato village, Kagami ishi, Ebumi no yashiro, Takano gawa River, Yase sekurabe ishi, Himro no sato village, Oomiya no mori Forest, Kamogawa River (which runs right through Kyoto), Sekimon stone gate, Osawaike Pond, and other sights. These scrolls amount to an encyclopedic visualization of the famous natural scenic spots and important monuments including temples and shrines which served as settings for seasonal festivals and other entertainments around Kyoto through the four seasons of the year. The views are painted in vivid and fresh colors and the gold used for drifting clouds and fog in the valleys is unusually rich. In several scenes, cherry and plum trees are in full flower. In fine condition. The backs of each scroll are flecked with silver. Seller Inventory # 5735

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Two finely illustrated scrolls with 35 scenes: AINU PEOPLE OF

About this Item: Large-scale colonization of Hokkaido Island ("Ezo") began in the mid-18th century. Hata (1764-1808), a Tokugawa bakufu official who served in Hokkaido from 1798-1800, wrote a self-illustrated text concerning the ethnology of the Ainu, the aboriginal inhabitants of the island. A copy of his manuscript was prepared ca. 1800 with woodblock illustrations and the only known copy was in the Hyde collection (sold Christie's NY, 7 October 1988, lot 48 for $66,000). A series of manuscript copies of Hata's original manuscript were made and circulated, each with notable variations. Our two scrolls are remarkably complete. The first scroll begins with a preface describing the long history of Japan's relations with Hokkaido (the Japanese were extremely anxious about Russia colonizing the island and were justifying their own territorial claims). Described also are the various rulers of the Matsumae fiefdom, which had been granted exclusive trading rights with the Ainu. The reason for the compilation of these texts was the official visit of the current lord Akihiro Matsumae who was making a tour of the southern part of the island which his clan controlled. Each fine brush and color illustration is prefaced with explanatory text. In the first scroll, we find a depiction of the mythological beginnings of Ezo, a tribal leader (with detailed descriptions of his clothes and language), his wife (describing her clothes and accessories), tattooed hand (how and why the Ainu do tattoos), ceremonial head wear, a necklace, a ceremonial tool, a sea otter, a group of Ainu leaders, a dance performed in front of the leaders, Ainu men and women drinking an alcoholic beverage, a native playing a long stringed instrument (with lyrics of the songs played), another drinking scene with three men clearly inebriated, a family (with extended comments on the polygamous structure of families), weapons (bows and arrows), and a scene of archery practice. The second scroll begins with a discussion of the medicinal value of the sea otter's liver. This is followed by a winter scene showing seven Ainu men preparing to launch their boats to hunt for sea otters, a government office where men are exchanging otters for rice and tobacco, an account of bear hunting with a depiction of a captured bear for the festivity of offering the bear to the gods, the sacrifice of the bear (I will not describe this but it is "special"), the scene of offering the dead bear to the gods, a banquet with Japanese visitors, Ainu houses, a religious house (exterior and interior views), religious rituals, Ainu games, "wishing a safe trip" to a group of hunters on a boat, etc. The beginning brocade endpapers of the scrolls are rather wormed but the illustrations and text are untouched. The backs of both scroll are flecked with mica. Seller Inventory # 5775

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TAKASHIBA, Sanyu

Published by Edo: Suharaya Mohe, Ansei 3 [ie 1856]. (1856)

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About this Item: Edo: Suharaya Mohe, Ansei 3 [ie 1856]., 1856. Single sheet, folding map (37 x 40 inches to the neat line). Exceptionally fine hand-coloured woodblock map of Tokyo (a bit browned at folds). Brown rice-page self covers with printed paper labels on verso (a little rubbed). A fine and beautiful woodblock map of Tokyo from the golden age of Japanese woodblock map printing. Combining the elements of traditional Japanese map-making: rice paper, woodblock printing, delicate application of colour, the inclusion of topographical views into the map proper, and all text seems to radiate from the centre of the map; with a more modern western-influenced directional orientation with north to the right of the image. This exquisite map dates from the feudal Shogun period of Tokugawa which ruled from 1603 until 1868, and shows in particular the domains of several daimyo (feudal lords) and hatamoto (second only to the Shogun) sumurai, with their crests. The map is decorated with fine images of single-sailed boats, temples and shrines. The legend in the left-hand corner describes distances and produce available in Edo/Tokyo. Japanese cartographers are known to have acquired knowledge of surveying and map engraving through their cultural links with Korea and China as early as the 7th century AD. The earliest surviving map made in Japan dates from the 14th century. European map-makers first attempted to show Japan in there maps in the mid 15th-century (Fra Mauro, 1459), but even in 1540 Muenster's map of the New World still showed Japan as "zipangu", and it is completely absent from his "Die Lander Asie nach irer Gelegenheit bisz in India werden in diser Tafel Verzeichnet". The earliest western view of Japan was heavily influenced by the discoveries of the Jesuits. In 1640 Japan closed its borders to foreigners: the "barbarians" from the West, and two centuries, Japanese ports were closed to all but a few Dutch and Chinese traders. During this period very little new knowledge was gleaned, and it wasn't until the 18th century when maps by Valck, de Vaugondy and others started to show a better outline of the country, even incorporating Japanese characters into the images. In 1690 Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) was appointed a member of a Dutch trade mission bound for Japan. His resulting "History of Japan." is an encyclopaedic and profusely illustrated description of the Japanese flora and fauna, government and industries, and it remained the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan for over a century. Not until the mid-19th-century, when this map was printed did the West regain any significant contact with Japan. Early in 1852, American President Millard Fillmore ordered Matthew Perry (1794-1858) to take command of the East Asia Squadron for the purpose of establishing official relations with the government of Japan. "Perry's naval and diplomatic experience and his personality - a combination of sternness, tact, and integrity - were ideally suited for this delicate assignment. He devised an effective, two-step strategy. He arrived with four warships at the mouth of Edo (Tokyo) Bay in July 1853 demanding that a high-ranking nobleman accept a letter for the emperor from the president requesting that American vessels be allowed access to Japanese harbors. If the letter were refused, Perry's ships would proceed by force to the capital. After the Japanese reluctantly received the letter, Perry immediately departed. He returned with twice the number of ships in February 1854 for the answer. Aware of the humiliation China had suffered in the Opium War with Britain and impressed by Perry's combination of firmness and restraint, the internally divided Japanese leadership agreed to the Treaty of Kanagawa on 31 March 1854. This convention gave U.S. vessels access to the ports of Hakodate and Shimoda for provisions and refuge, and it provided for the stationing of a U.S. consul at Shimoda. There was no agreement to allow trade, but Perry anticipated correctly that the creation of a consulate would lead t. Seller Inventory # 72map26

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The Martyrs of Japan.: CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635).

CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635).

Published by [France]: 1627. (1627)

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About this Item: [France]: 1627., 1627. Single sheet, float mounted and framed (sheet size: 6 5/8 x 4 ½ inches; framed size: 11 ¾ x 9 ½ inches). Extremely fine etching of the Martyrs of Japan, with faint but visible thread lines and a watermark of an anchor, signed and identified within the plate. Provenance: With the collector's mark of Robert Hartshorne (d. 1945) on the verso (Lugt 2215b), his sale, October 1945, Parke-Bernet. First edition, first state (of 2). L. 594. M. 155. A strong impression of Callot's famous depiction of the 26 Christian martyrs of Japan, produced on the occasion of their beatification. The martyrs are displayed on crosses, their sides pierced by a lance. In the foreground on the left is a man on a horse; to the right there are soldiers sitting in the shade. In the sky, cherubim are guided by St. John the Baptist, preparing palms and crows for the martyrs. In the left corner within the plate it is signed "Callot fec." Along the bottom margin it reads, "Le Pourtraict des premier 23 Martire mis en Croix par la predicaon. de la S. foy au Giappon | soubs l'Empe Taicosam en la Cité de Mongasachi, de lordre des freres mineurs Observantin de S. Francois." " [Emperor] Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-90) who had unified the country [Japan] in 1587, had suddenly issued an order to expel all foreign missionaries. Because Hideyoshi formerly had shown a favorable attitude towards the Kirishitan [Japanese Christian converts], this turn in policy after he had brought the country under a unified regime came like a bolt out of the blue. The town of Nagasaki was confiscated and put under the government's direct control. The expulsion order was not strictly followed, however, it forced the missionaries to avoid activities that might catch the public eye "In 1593 the Governor of the Philippines sent a group with the Franciscan friar Pedro Baptista (1545-97) as ambassadors to Japan. They met with Hideyoshi and received permission to build a monastery in Kyoto, while they were in Japan. While he was negotiating, Baptista was busy doing missionary work claiming that the expulsion order was issued against the Society of Jesus and, therefore, did not concern the Franciscan Order. At this time the Pope in Rome acknowledged the exclusive right of the Society of Jesus to do mission work in Japan. As a consequence, a confrontation began between the Society of Jesus that was under the patronage of the Portuguese monarch and the Franciscans and other mendicant orders who were under the patronage of the Spanish monarch. "Just at that time, in 1596, the Spanish ship San Felipe on a voyage from Manila to Mexico encountered a typhoon and became stranded at Tosa, the island of Shikoku. Hideyoshi, in need of resources for his Korean adventure, seized the rich cargo of the San Felipe. However, seizure of the ship's cargo was unlawful in terms of the Japan-Spain friendship treaty concluded between Hideyoshi and Baptista. In order to turn it into a lawful action Hideyoshi renewed his order to expel the foreign missionaries in 1587 and ordered that the leaders of the Kirishitan in Kyoto and Osaka be executed. "As a consequence of this, six priests and brothers, including Baptista, together with fourteen of their helpers, were arrested in Kyoto. In Osaka three members of the Society of Jesus were arrested, and this brought the total number of those arrested to twenty-four. They had their ears cut off and were sent off to Nagasaki after they had been paraded through the streets of Kyoto, Osaka, and Sakai as a warning. On their way there they were joined by two more. They were all crucified at Nishizaka in Nagasaki, on 5 February 1597. This is known as the martyrdom of the twenty-six Japanese Saints" (Mullins, ed., pp. 10-11). Callot "was one of the first great artists to practice the graphic arts exclusively. His innovative series of prints documenting the horrors of war greatly influenced the socially conscious artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. "Callot's career was divided into an. Seller Inventory # 72MMS260

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About this Item: Vols. 1-33. Tokyo, 1984-2016. Reprint. Seller Inventory # 52037

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Tindale, Thomas & Harriet R.

Published by Rutland & Tokyo, 1952. (1952)

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About this Item: Rutland & Tokyo, 1952., 1952. 4 volumes plus envelope. 13 1/4 x 10/ 3/4. Japanese-style bindings of hand-stenciled wraps & boards. Volumes contained in a Shufi-covered folding case. Case worn and soiled. One volume has a dime-sized brownish area on fore edge, but volumes are fine. With prospectus. Signed by Tindale in 1952 in Korea. One of the finest studies on Japanese paper and a magnificent production. Text in English. Replete with specimens, including old and rare documented papers from the 8th and 9th centuries. Volume I gives the history and description of Japanese papermaking, with numerous photos of processes and a fold-out plate of mounted fibers. There is an exquisitely hand colored facsimile of the ancient manuscript "Kamisuki Taigai" (process of papermaking) with English translation. It is accompanied by an envelope containing five different papermaking fibers.The Seki Collection, Volume II, has 127 French-fold pages with 187 tipped-in specimens, 2 folding maps. These specimens span the Nara period (710-793) to the 1950s (with some extraordinary decorated papers). The source of the early papers (usually a manuscript or a printed book) is documented. Size of the original sheet is given.Volume III, the Contemporary Collection has xxvi pages and 136 specimens (10 x 13) with descriptions. The specimens, from twenty districts, include decorated and imbedded papers. Volume IV is the watermarks collection, with 20 elaborate pictorial light-and-shade watermarks, made by a hand rubbing process unknown in the West. Five text pages describe the broadsides. Schlosser (No. 63) says 250 copies were planned; as few as 150 may actually have been done. See Henry Morris' Japonica for a 12 page description of this major work. Seller Inventory # 15390

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About this Item: English Translation Vols. 83-90. Last publ. Hoboken, 2000-2007. Mostly reprint. Seller Inventory # 61696

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About this Item: 1851. No binding. Condition: Fine. Line drawing and rigging plan, on waxed linen, c. 1851-1852, 36 x 25 3/4 in. "Razee a Spar Deck Ship" written in different hand than plan design's hand and initials. This ship plan shows the design for the U.S.S. Macedonian to be converted from a 36-gun frigate into a 20-gun sloop-of-war "razee," (from the French raser, "to shave") a warship that has been lowered in height by removing the spar (main) deck. The vessel's sails were also enlarged in the process. The changes made the ship faster and lighter for Perry's mission, but both alterations required new standing (support) rigging, and hull reinforcements, shown in red in this plan. Historical BackgroundThe U.S.S. Macedonian was launched as the British frigate H.M.S. Macedonian in 1810. During the War of 1812, the U.S.S. United States, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, captured the vessel off the Canary Islands and took the ship first to Newport, Rhode Island, for repairs, and then to New London, Connecticut for the rest of the war. The Macedonian was the first intact British vessel (but second overall) to surrender to the fledgling American Navy during the War of 1812. The first, the H.M.S. Guerriere, was defeated by the U.S.S. Constitution but too badly damaged to be of any use as a prize. Although she saw little action after the War of 1812, the now-U.S.S. Macedonian sailed under Decatur during the Second Barbary War in 1815 against Tripolian pirates, and then patrolled both Atlantic and Pacific coasts protecting commercial shipping interests.In 1836, the vessel was in such disrepair that it required a complete rebuild. Controversy exists as to whether the 1810 vessel was rebuilt using the original keel, as has sometimes been reported; whether it was completely rebuilt along the original design using minimal pieces of the ship's original wood; or whether it was constructed entirely anew in Norfolk in 1836. Much of the disagreement has to do with the navy's rather fluid definition of "rebuilding," a term often used for budgetary subterfuge. Either way, in 1832, a frigate named Macedonian was rotting at the docks in the Gosport (Norfolk) Navy Yard, and in 1836, a new ship was launched under the same name, with the same figurehead. This ship plan shows further modifications to the vessel that slid down the launching ways at Norfolk in 1836.The frigate was "razeed," that is, had its upper deck removed, to make it a faster, lighter, and more maneuverable craft. The modifications were made at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1851-52, and the trim new vessel accompanied Commodore Matthew C. Perry on his 1852-1854 expedition to Japan. On his first visit, which arrived in early 1853, Perry took four vessels into Edo (Tokyo) Bay, Japan. He vowed to return the following spring. The Macedonian joined Perry's fleet in August 1853 fresh from the shipyard and one of the fastest sailing ships in the Navy. On Perry's second visit, the Macedonian ran aground while searching for the entrance to Edo Bay, but was freed by Perry's steam frigates in time to be part of the full squadron that stood off Tokyo to force the Treaty of Kanagawa (1854), which opened Japan to American trade. The Macedonian then patrolled Pacific waters until the onset of the Civil War, after which the vessel mostly patrolled Caribbean waters, with one foray to Portugal in 1863 seeking out the C.S.S. Southerner.After the war, she served as a naval school ship until being sold to private interests in 1875. There is no evidence that the vessel ever sailed as a merchant ship, because her next reported tour of duty was as the "Macedonian Hotel" and then the "City Island Casino" at City Island, New York, from 1900 until the ship burned in 1922.SourcesJames Tertius de Kay, The Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922 (New York: Norton, 1995).Francis L. Hawks, Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan (Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856)."Diction. (See website for full description). Line drawing and rigging plan. Seller Inventory # 22458

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About this Item: Vols. 31-38. Last publ. Hoboken, 2000-2007. Partly reprint. Seller Inventory # 50879

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About this Item: Vols. 1-56. Kyoto, 1961-2016. Partly reprint. Seller Inventory # 04860

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TOKYO].

Published by [Tokyo?], Okada-ya Kashichi; bookseller Izumoji Manjiro, 1859. (1859)

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About this Item: [Tokyo?], Okada-ya Kashichi; bookseller Izumoji Manjiro, 1859., 1859. , Some short tears along foldlines. From the collection of Carreiro de Freitas, Portuguese ambassador to Japan. 122 x 132 cm. tinted woodblock. *** A section in the lower right-hand corner lists events taking place in Tokyo in 1859. The original of this map was printed in 1696; revised versions were printed in 1822, 1843 and 1859.*** Beans, A List of Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era I, 39. Not located in the David Rumsey Map Collection. Seller Inventory # 24081

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About this Item: The international journal of Japanese studies Vols. 1-28. London, 1989-2016. Partly reprint. Seller Inventory # 54485

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