ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE JAPAN EXPEDITION
These large lithograph prints (over 64 cm long and 89 cm wide) are based on some of the watercolors painted by Wilhelm Heine, the contracted German painter who accompanied Commodore Perry on his expedition to Japan. The subjects of the paintings included the events, scenery, and customs of Japan viewed during the expedition. These were printed and published by Sinclair. There are six items: Perry at Ryukyu Shuri-jo Castle, Crossing the Rubicon River (depicting the entry into Edo Bay), Landing at Kurihama, Landing at Yokohama, Landing at Shimoda and Military Exercises in Front of Shimoda Temple. According to the documents left behind, a hundred sets of these lithographs were presented to Commodore Perry and also distributed to naval officers who accompanied him on the expedition.