MS 7145 Illustrated map and chart concerning Commodore Perry's landing at Uraga in Tokyo Bay

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7145
Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Dates:
n.d
Languages:
Undetermined
The map is in Japanese written in kanji.
Physical Description:
1 Page
48 cm x 69 cm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The document is divided into four parts. The lower left-hand portion shows two American "black boats," steamer-sail ships that were used by Perry. Annotations show the dimensions of the ships, the size of their crews, and other information. The rest of the lower portion is a map showing the region at which Perry landed, including the locations of Japanese defensive installations. A central strip through the document depicts "American sailors marching [to] Yokohama" and includes Commodore Perry and Commander Henry H. Adams. The upper portion of the document includes the names of lords of various fiefs belonging to Izu and Bōshū provinces together with their respective crests and the number of men they assigned to harbor defense units.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7145
NAA INV 10000001

Local Note
Local Note
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology, NMNH.
Local Note
Black and white woodblock print, paper mounted, with cloth backing.

Using the Collection
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Woodblock print
Citation
Manuscript 7145, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Condition
Mounted on paper that has been backed with cloth.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift from Mrs. Lispernard Seabury Crocker, 1961. She collected it in Japan in the 1930s. Transferred from the artifactual collection of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives by Chang-su Houchins, March 1984.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tokyo Bay -- Maps, Pictorial -- Japan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japanese Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Henry A., 1800-1869 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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