Japan islands 1856 Perry map from von Siebold U.S. Expedition hand colored CoreaBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Map of the Japan Islands copied from von Siebolds with slight additions & corrections, by the U.S. Japan Expedition and other authorities.
Compiled by order of Commodore M. C. Perry, U. S. N. by Lieuts. W. L. Maury and Silas Bent, 1855.
(Asia / Japan).
Issued 1856, New York, by Perry, Maury & Bent after von Siebold. lithographed by James Ackerman.
Fine mid-19th century antique lithographed map with lovely hand color. A superior visual example of a map more often found in b&w.;
Bright, clean, well preserved example. Diagonal crease lower left corner scarcely worthy of mention. Coastline of Korea shown incomplete, thus still unknown to Westerners (or at least most people in the U.S.).
Original fold-lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 13 7/8"H x 15 1/2"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 12"H x 14 1/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. #, pp. ###.