La Civilisation Aux Iles Marquises.Un Fruit De La Civilisation.
Chez Pannier Edit. R. du Croissant, 16. [Paris, c.1840.]
Lithographic magazine illustration, letterpress to verso, sheet 370 x 255mm. 14½ x 10". Folds. Tatty left extremity.
French colonial/racial satire; a tattooed inhabitant of French Polynesia is surprised that his infant has pale skin, to which a Frenchman replies that the child is already 'un fruit de la civilisation francaise!'.
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