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    Lot of Six Charts and Maps From Perry's Expedition to Japan, Circa 1856. From Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854 Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States, Volume II, Washington: Beverly Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856. Six miscellaneous charts from Commodore Perry's naval expedition to Japan, 1852-54 including four (chart of the Bonin Islands, island of Lew Chew, greater Lew Chew, and the island of Formosa) measuring 8.75 inches x 11.5 inches, and two folding maps, one tracing the voyage of the expedition's flagships measuring 18 inches x 11.25 inches and the other, a map of the Japanese Islands 15.5 inches x 13.5 inches. The paper has toned, especially at the edges but the illustrations remain mostly unaffected and in good condition. The fold-out maps are a bit ragged.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    19th Thursday
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