Antique Map Auction Sale No. 111 - closed 6/8/2005
A complete first Appleton edition of this historical work that documents, in text, maps and profuse illustration, this important expedition. This expedition established relations between the United States and Japan. Perry established a treaty in 1854 that required that ship-wrecked sailors in Japanese territory be treated humanely, and that coal would be sold to U.S. ships. It also opened the port cities of Shimoda & Hakodate to U. S. commerce, ending 400 years of Japanese isolation.