Deputy of the Prince of Matsmay

 


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While Perry wanted to negotiate the terms of use of Hokodate port by American ships, he was unsuccessful. The Prince of Matsmay delegated his authority to this man, Matsmai Kangasyu (Matsmai Kaneager), to deal with the Commodore. Perry never did see the Prince although he insisted on a meeting. No substantive agreements were reached as the Japanese continued to claim they were not aware of the treaty and had no authority to enter into agreements pursuant to it. Perry departed Hokodadi on June 3, 1854 after a stay of approximately two weeks.

The titles/lettering read:

  • Dag. by E. Brown.

  • Ackerman Lith 379 Broadway N.Y.

  • DEPUTY OF THE PRINCE OF MATSMAY

Clean but one blemish in top margin.

Portrait Format

Page Size (cm): 28.6x22.1cm

Image Size (cm): Width-23.3, Height-16.2, Dia 28.5

 

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

 
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