Product images of Nagasaki, Japan
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Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of modern Nagasaki prefecture, in the south-west of the Japanese island of Kyushu. It has a long natural harbour, orientated approximately north-north-east to south-south-west. This view appears to overlook the town from the south, up the east side of the harbour. Western ships are in the bay and warehouses on the waterfront. A small burial plot is on the right, amid the agricultural terracing of the hillside in the immediate foreground.
Originally a fishing village, Nagasaki became a significant site of Portuguese missionary and trade activity in the 1540s, which formed the basis of its expanding importance into the 19th century: it became a free port in 1859. Through this period it was Japan's principal though not sole gateway to Western trade and under the Meiji restoration from 1868 it became a centre of heavy industry and a major Japanese naval base.
Lt. James Henry Butt
Original size: 148 mm x 222 mm
- Image reference: PT2068
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London