View of Nagasaki.
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 148 x 232mm (5¾ x 9¼"). Cut to image and around title.
A view of the town of Nagasaki, Japan, from the river, including various traditional vessels on the water in the foreground, and hills in the distance. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived in Japan in 1804, hoping to re-establish diplomatic ties between Rusia and Japan, but the Rusians were denied entry and all their requests were refused. Nagasaki was then the only port open to westerners, mainly Dutch traders. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Rusian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume two of his 'Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806'.
Abbey Travel 1.
[Ref: 32409] £120.00