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Plate No. 5. A charming picture of groups of Japanese people before a temple in Yeddo.
The artist who drew this view was with a Prussian expedition to East Asia, China and Japan 1859 -1862. This lithograph was published in Die Preussiche Expedition nach Ost-Asian aus Japan, China and Siam 1864. The Prussian Expedition to East Asia followed the treaty at Yeddo between the Americans and the Shogun which allowed foreigners to settle in Japan. The expedition also visited Hong Kong and Macau. The chromolithographs and photolithographs published by Korn & Co. are among the finest to appear. Scarce.
The Eulenburg Expedition was a diplomatic mission conducted by Friedrich Albrecht zu Eulenburg on behalf of Prussia and the German Customs Union in 1859-62. Its aim was to establish diplomatic and commercial relations with China, Japan and Siam.
In 1859, King Prince William, who was acting as Regent for his seriously ill brother Friedrich Wilhelm IV, appointed Friedrich Albrecht Count of Eulenburg Extraordinary Envoy to a Prussian Mission to Eastern Asia.
The major participants of the expedition were Friedrich Albrecht zu Eulenburg, Lucius von Ballhausen (doctor), Max von Brandt (attaché), Wilhelm Heine (painter), Albert Berg (artist), Karl Eduard Heusner, Fritz von Hollmann, Werner Von Reinhold, Ferdinand von Richthofen and Gustav Spiess.
This lithograph was published in Die Preussiche Expedition nach Ost-Asian aus Japan, China and Siam 1864.