Canton China Fish market street scene 1856 Perry Expedition old litho view printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Fish Market Canton.
(China Seas and Japan Naval Expedition under Perry)
Issued 1856, Washington by U.S. Gov. for the official U.S. Government Naval Expedition during 1852-4.
Lithographed NY by Sarony, Major & Knapp.
Excellent tinted color lithographed print. Among the first U.S. published views of this site and region in general. Still largely under valued and appreciated, an important historical visual artifact issued during the expansion of United States in the middle of the 19th century.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/2 "H x 11 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 6 1/2"H x 9 1/2"W.