'Furuye, Hirado' [Japan]

No. 24 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title, with the date '8/68'. Furuye lies on longitude 129. 31 east of Greenwich, on the west side of the large gulf called Yebukoro Wan (Furuye Bay) in the north of the Japanese island of Hirado: it is almost due west of Hirado City across an intervening mountain ridge. This view is may be from a small bay just north of Furuye itself, though hard to reconcile with the Admiralty chart. The ship at anchor in the left distance is presumably Butt's (HMS 'Sylvia'). It may alternatively be a view north out of Yebukuro Wan, but if so the length and size of the gulf is greatly contracted.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2074
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: August 1868
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 170 x 246 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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