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BALLOU, M.M. - Japanese Sketches.

BALLOU, M.M. -  Japanese Sketches.
Japanese Sketches. - BALLOU, M.M.
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Title : Japanese Sketches..
Map maker : BALLOU, M.M..
Date : Boston, 1856.
Size : 7.2 x 10.7 inches. / 18.4 x 27.3 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Two woodcut engravings illustrating a Japanese Gentleman and a Japanese Lady. Included in Ballou's Pictorial.
The 1840s~50s saw the rapid growth in popularity of the illustrated weekly newspapers. These publications followed a tested and proven formula of carefully combining elements of war, politics, art, science, travel and exploration, literature and the fine arts in each issue. The writings were heavily supplemented with illustrations. In the 1840s and 1850s, the illustrations were woodcut engravings.
The illustrated weeklies often had articles of the Perry Expedition to Japan and Japan in general.
Maturin Ballou became the managing editor of the Gleason?s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion in 1854 and in 1855 he purchased the paper. The name was then changed to Ballou's Pictorial.
Condition : Upper half of the page. Overall good condition.

ID: 23384

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