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Astronomical instruments, Merchant ships, History, Merchant ships -- History, Warships -- History, Warships, Naval architecture -- History, Naval architecture, Astronomical instruments -- Early works to 1800, Diagrams, Scrolls (information artifacts), Manuscripts Japanese, Manuscripts Digital
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Porter, D. (2022, December 12). Penn Library's LJS 454 - Seiyō senpaku zukai / 西洋舩舶圖解 (Video Orientation). [Video file.] Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/sims_video/193
Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 454, a scroll of diagrams and text concerning the construction and compartmentalization of European ships, referred to as battleships, all on the recto side. At the top of the scroll is a thin piece of wood and a tie that wraps around the scroll; a paper label in Japanese is on the verso of the beginning of the scroll. Sheets of a different kind of paper, of the same width but different length, are used for backing.
Written in Nagasaki, circa 1800.
Digital copy and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9960169203503681
Record on Internet Archive, with a link to a PDF: https://archive.org/details/ljs454