Price: € 48,50

Subject: Title page to A. van Otterloo's 'Japan, beschreven naar de nieuwste bronnen", showing a family walking through a garden with a view of Mount Fuji.
Condition: Fair: two large, although faint dampstains, page edge discoloured, a spot in the image. General age-related toning, please study scan carefully.
Medium: Steel engraving on a velin type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 15 x 23.5 cm. The image size is ca. 11.5 x 9.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 5.9 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 4.5 x 3.7 inch.
Part Number: 29696
Location: RC-C7-24
Description: This antique engraving originates from: A. van Otterloo, 'Japan, beschreven naar de nieuwste bronnen' (Japan, described after the latest sources), Amsterdam: Gebr. Kraay, 1860. This book is the second volume in a series entitled 'Vreemde landen en volken' (Exotic countries and people.).

Artists and Engravers: The plates are unsigned, although they are very similar to the prints in 'Narrative of Commodore Perry's Trade Expedition to the China Sea and Japan 1852-1854'. In fact, several lithographic images from this source are used and re-engraved, using other printing techniques. The prints for the Perry edition were drawn by Wilhelm Heine (1827-1885) and Eliphalet M. Brown (1816-1886).