Court Interpreter Shin, Lew Chew

Click the picture for image
of complete lithograph

This lithograph depicts the court interpreter, "Shin." Apparently Shin (called "Ichirazichi" in the Narrative), was the interpreter for the Regent during the dinner the Regent (or the person Perry thought was the Regent) hosted for Commodore Perry and his party. This lithograph is unusual in that it does not have attribution lettering. It does have a signature in the picture.

The titles/lettering read:

  • No attribution lettering, signature in picture.

  • Lith of PS Duval & Co, Phila


Left edge (binding edge) is ragged and paper adheres as far as 15cm into the left (binding side) margin.

Paper thickness is 8mm.

Portrait Format

Page Size (cm): 29x22.8cm

Image Size (cm): Width-16.2, Height-22.8, Oval


Attribution: This lithograph has been positively confirmed to be from the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printing (1856), of the Narrative.

Terms & Conditions.

  • Payment with Order. US Dollar Check or Money Order Payable by a Bank in the US or PayPal Payment.

  • Postage (US Postal Service) and Insurance: $6.00 within the US; $18.00 outside the US (Outside US at Buyer's risk of loss in mail). Additional postage applies when framesets are ordered or where shipment is to an address outside the US.

  • Discounts (Based on Order Filled): Over $500 - 10% Over $1,000 - 15% - Discounts do not apply to frame sets. They are priced net.

  • New Mexico sales (gross receipts) tax is due when applicable.

  Frames Version   ¦   No Frames Version

BaxleyStamps:    Main Page  ¦  Ryukyu Stamps  ¦  Japan Stamps
The Perry Expedition:    General Information  ¦  Related Books/Pubs
Order On-line:    Lithograph Price List  ¦  Book Price List
ABE Book List:    BaxleyBooks Inventory on ABE

The Lithographs:  Characteristics ¦   Condition   ¦   Listing   ¦   Buying
Price Lists:  Lew Chew  ¦  Japan P1  ¦  Japan P2  ¦  Other  ¦  Nature

We Are Buying the 1856-7 Perry Expedition Books and Lithographs.
If you have material to sell, please visit this page:

George C. Baxley
PO Box 807
Alamogordo, NM 88311

575.437.8707 --  FAX  575.434.1571

Perry Expedition to Japan Books & Lithographs